The Grooms' Oracle, and Pocket Stable-Directory [etc.]. John Hinds, pseud, John Badcock.

The Grooms' Oracle, and Pocket Stable-Directory [etc.]

Hinds, John, pseud. [John Badcock]. The Grooms' Oracle, and Pocket Stable-Directory. London: Author, Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper [etc.]. 1830. 2nd ed. (1st pub. 1829). xii, 298p + 1 hand-colored folding plate by Alken (racehorses at exercise) + 1 leaf of publisher's ads. Fair hardcover (half leather, old marbled boards). Title page detached; short mended tear to one page; else internally very good and clean. Armorial bookplate of George Gordon Massey. ** The title page, which is headed "Conversations on Conditioning," continues: "In which the management of horses generally, as to health, dieting, and exercise, are considered, in a series of familiar dialogues, between two grooms engaged in training horses to their work.... Including extracts from the receipt book of John Hinds, V.S." (This ed. not in Wells) Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. Item #15284

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