Book Description

London, 1723, printed for G Conyers, W Wotten, J Clark, 4vo 165 x 220 x 33, viii, 318, iii, 2 - 22, 23 - 63 [1],pagination error 362 replaces the i in i - iii, viii 318 pp Markham's Masterpiece with pp 211-212 before pp 209-210, with pp215-216 before pp213-214, with pp 281-288 mis-numbered 297-304, iii Table of the Second Book containing all Cures Chirurgical, 2 - 22 The Right Method for the Ordering of Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Dogs, 23 - 63 [1] The Compleat Jockey, general browning to pages and some staining throughout, manuscript author biography to ffep, rebacked: hinges taped though boards holding quite firmly a respine, with some minor cracking to hinges, repairs upper left and right of engraved title page repaired (no text/image loss), lacks half-title, p63 tiny tear, p63 small loss upper right not affecting text, p94 notes of page edges, plates (not called for) opposite pp127 129 130 132 314, p193 a mark obscures a word, ditto p282, ditto pp4-5, small loss lower right p63, firm and square text block, half calf with abrasions and to banded spine and morocco label, wear to marbled boards, shelfware. Estc T90471 8 UK 6 foreign libraries.
Dealer Notes
U.S. National Library of Medicine: 'One of the most important and enduring books in the English language about the care of horses'

The title in full:

Mvarkham's Masterpiece : Containing all Knowledge belonging to the Smith, Farrier, or Horse-Leach, Touching the Curing all Diseases in Horses. Drawn with great Pains and Approv'd Experience, and the Publick Practice of the best Horse-Marshals in Christendom. Divided into two works. The 1st containing Cures Physical ; the 2nd, All Cares Chirurgical, together with The Nature, Use, and Quality of every simple mention'd thro' the Whole Werk. Now the Twentieth time Printed, Corrected, and Augumented with above Thirty new Chapters, and Forty new Medicenes, heretofore never published. To which is added, The Exact Recipes for Curing all Diseases in Oxen, Cows, Sheep, Hogs, Goats, Dogs, and all small Cattle. Also The Compleat Jockey ; Containing Methodso for the training up Horses for Racing, with their Heats and Courses, Manner of Keeping, &c. Also Instructions to avoid being cheated by Horse-coursers. To which is added in this Twentieth Impression, Directions to preserve all sorts of Cattle from all manner of Diseases, and to feed Cattle fat without Corn, Hay, or Grass. Also the Way to improve St-Foin. With diverse other Things never before made Publick.
Author Gervase Markham
Date 1723

Price: £2500.00

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