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The Compleat Horse-Man and Expert Ferrier
London: Printed for Thomas Harper and Nicholas Fussell. Fine. 1651. Second Edition. Hardcover. Recently rebound in brown quarter leather with gilt lettering on spine. A. E. G. Previous owner's notes in on initial free pages giving directions for cures. Frontispiece engraving of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden and inscription on lower left: "To bee sould by Peeter Stent." 631 pages with Table of Contents in rear. "In two bookes. The first, shewing the best manner of breeding good horses, with their choice, nature, riding and dieting, 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 maner how a perfect stable ought to be scituated and made, not heretofore so fully described by any. The second, directing the most exact and approved maner 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-leach: the cures placed alphabetically; with hundreds of medicines never before imprinted in any authour. Published at the earnest request of sundry noble and worthy gentlemen, for the generall good and benefit of the nation." A catalog description of the work is laid in, Lot #517. ; Wood block print; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 631 pages .
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