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The compleat horse-man, and expert ferrier : In two bookes ... / by Thomas de Grey.

De Grey, Thomas.
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London : Printed for Thomas Harper and Nicholas Fussell, 1651.

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30 unnumbered pages, 631, that is, 629 pages, 13 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portrait (engraving, woodcuts) ; 19 cm (4to)



The second edition corrected /


Remainder of t.p. transcription (following title proper): 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
"The printer to the reader," signed T. H., states that the additions promised by the author for the second edition were not received before the author's death, but will be included in the next edition
Woodcut initials and headpieces. Woodcut ill., p. 313
On the author and this work, see Smith: The early history of veterinary literature (1976), v. 1, p. 299-311
A table of the contents [i.e. alphabetical index], final [12] unnumbered pages
Errors in pagination: p. 267-274 repeated.--p. 483-492 missed.--p. 103 misnumbered 95.--p. 480 misnumbered 460.
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Hall's Bookshop Note: Sig. a1 (engraving of Gustavus Adolphus) wanting. Signature on t.p.: R.M. Massey F.R.S. 1714 (Richard Middleton Massey, 1678-1743). MS note in same (?) hand on final blank leaf. Bookplate of Eric C. Wetherill, dated 1965 X177652

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Wing D858
ESTC R31361
Wing (2nd ed., 1994), D858


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