The Farrier's New Guide: Containing First, the Anatomy of a Horse, being an exact and compendious Discription of all his parts; with their Actions and Uses: Illustrate Causes, and Method of Cure; wherein many Defects in the Farrier's Practice are now carefully supply'd, their Errors expos'd and amended, and the Aart greatly improv'd and advanc'd, according to the latest Discoveries. The Whole interspers'd with many curious and useful Observations concerning Feeding and Exercise, etc. William GIBSON.

The Farrier's New Guide: Containing First, the Anatomy of a Horse, being an exact and compendious Discription of all his parts; with their Actions and Uses: Illustrate Causes, and Method of Cure; wherein many Defects in the Farrier's Practice are now carefully supply'd, their Errors expos'd and amended, and the Aart greatly improv'd and advanc'd, according to the latest Discoveries. The Whole interspers'd with many curious and useful Observations concerning Feeding and Exercise, etc.

London: Printed for T. Longman, at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row 1720. [Equestrian interest] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), two parts in one, each with its own pagination, with general title-page to first part and separate title for the second part: pp.xii; viii; 125; [1], blank; [1], title; [1], blank, 303; [1], advertisement. With seven engraved plates to part one, but lacking the folding frontispiece. Original calf-tipped marbled paper-covered boards, respined to style with gilt titles to a red calf label. Generally clean inside, with occasional marking and marginal loss to p.37 (pt.I), and p.13 (pt.II). Boards rubbed and dusty, some edgewear. Restored to a robust, attractive condition. Very good. A seemingly popular book on farriery, with a greatly improved tenth edition appearing by 1754. All the early printings are now scarce, with just nine copies appearing at auction since 1931, of which none were the first edition. Only three copies of this 1720 first printing are noted on Copac (at the BL, Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities). RARE. Item #46621

KENNY, Niall, 'A Bibliography of Printed Books and Pamphlets on Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry' (unpublished).

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