The COMPLETE FARRIER And BRITISH SPORTSMAN: Containing a Systematic Enquiry into the Structure and Animal Economy of the Horse, the Causes, Syptoms, and Most-Approved Methods of Prevention and Cure for Every Disease to Which He is Liable: A Detection and Exposure of the Erroneous and Bad Methods of treatment generally adopted; with numerous approved and original recipes for various diseases. The whole rendered easy and familiar, with a view to general utility, and founded on the latest discoveries and experimental facts, to which the progress of improvement for the last twenty years in the veterinary art has led, interspersed with sporting anecdotes, and an account of the most celebrated horses, &c. &c. Equally important and interesting to the British sportsman: as well as inn-keepers, coach-masters, farmers, owners of stage-waggons, &c. Embellished with a series of engravings, executed in the first style of the art, from original drawings in the possession of noblemen and gentlemen of the turf, and copied, by permission, exclusively for this work.
London: W. Lewis and Co., 1816. 1st edition. 512 pp. Frontis + 12 inserted engraved plates. 4to. 10-3/4" x 8-1/2". Period full calf binding; gilt lettered maroon leather title label to spine. A VG copy (old hinge reinforcement/usual foxing/pos). Item #30167