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THE COMPLEAT HORSEMAN AND EXPERT FERRIER
London, printed by Thomas Harper, and are to be sold by Nichola Fussell, 1639.. In two Bookes: The first, shewing the best manner of breeding good Horses, with their choyce, nature, riding and dyeting, as well for Running as Hunting, and how the Rider ought to behave himselfe in the Breaking and Riding of Colts, as also teaching the Groome and Keeper his true office, touching the Horses and Colts committed to his charge, and prescribing the best manner how a perfect Stable ought to be scituated and made, not hitherto so fully described by any. The second, directing the most exact and approved manner how to know and cure all maladies and diseases in Horses: a worke containing the secrets and best skill belonging either to Ferrier or Horse-Leech: the Cures placed Alphabetically: with many hundreds of medicines never before imprinted in any Author. FIRST EDITION 1639, 4to, approximately 271 x 180 mm, 10¾ x 6¾ inches, LACKING ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE OF CHARLES I, now supplied in facsimile, also lacking the conjugate leaf with the Explanation of the portrait, decorated headpieces and initials, 1 half page vignette of a plant, pages: (30), 356, (8) last leaf blank, bound in full contemporary calf, double blind ruled border to covers, expertly rebacked with raised bands and gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges red. Top corner of upper cover slightly worn, ex library copy with small pale shield shaped stamp to lower margin of title page, repeated on 10 further pages, 2 small rectangular stamps on verso title page, one or two small pale marginal damp stains, small hole in top corner of page 109, no loss, neat ink note in 1 margin, small piece missing from 1 lower corner, no loss (paper flaw), small hole in inner margin at lower edge of page 355, no loss of printed area. A very good clean tight copy, frontispiece in facsimile as noted. Dingley, Historic Books on Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, No. 215. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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