8vo: ,109,; ,260pp (second part with separate title page and pagination, but register continuous from that of first part), with folding copper-engraved frontispiece showing parts of the horse's anatomy and seven further plates, head- and tail-pieces, and woodcut initials. Full contemporary calf, spine in six compartments, central gilt ornament stamped in each, gilt-ruled raised bands, covers framed in double gilt fillets, title page in red and black. An excellent copy of this working manual, binding square, tight and well-preserved; plates in deep, rich impressions; pages clean and bright. ESTC Citation No. T94749. The fifth edition corrected (first edition published 1720, with nine editions through 1738). Not long after his discharge from army duty with the 16 Dragoons under Colonel Charles Churchill, Gibson published the first edition of this veterinary guide, the first work in English on diseases of horses to include more than a passing attempt at anatomy, here explicated in the first 100 or so pages and illustrated with 18 figures on seven plates. Nor was circulation of Gibson's work limited to Great Britain and the continent: in a list of supplies ordered from England in 1759 for his Virginia farm, George Washington specified 'Gibson on the Horse' along with 40 shilling's worth of medicines (see J. F. Smithcors, "William Gibson, Surgeon-Farier, on Fevers," in Medical History, 1958). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The farrier's new guide. Containing, first, ...
Publisher: printed for J. Osborn, and T. Longman, at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row
Publication Date: 1727
Binding: Full Calf
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Early Reprint.
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