Book Description

Third edition, large 8vo (250 x 155 mm), 6, [vii]-xi, [1], 634pp., without half-title, 13 folding copper-engraved plates, one torn and repaired with archival paper, inoffensive light tidemark along the blank top margin of some sections and a darker stain towards the rear, recent cloth-backed boards, printed label to spine, uncut.
Dealer Notes
The book is divided into two parts: first, obstetrics, and secondly, the diseases to which dairy stock are liable. “This is the most superb work ever published in the English language on parturition in the cow... The work is generally well and clearly written, though here and there obscure paragraphs occur. The author was in active practice before a veterinary school existed in this country, and learned his work under his father. After practising in the country he came to London and settled in Marylebone. London in those days had to produce its own milk. Skellett would appear to have specialised in dairy practice, and after twenty-five years’ experience he decided to publish his views and methods.”—Smith.
Smith, Veterinary Literature III, pp. 119-121.
Author SKELLETT (Edward)
Date 1829
Publisher London: Printed for Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper,

Price: £475.00

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