Observations on Structure, Oeconomy, and Diseases of Foot of the Horse

Coleman, Edward. Observations on the Structure, Oeconomy, and Diseases of the Foot of the Horse and on the Principles and Practice of Shoeing. London: Printed for the Author 1798. 128p + ca. 15 line engravings on 4 pls. Vol. 1, complete in itself (vol. 2 was published in 1802). Fair hardcover (ca. dime-sized tear to title page, with loss of content; browned throughout; one plate trimmed closely with slight loss to illustration; outer pages chipped; a few marginal tears). Sturdily rebound in boards (front cover stained), gilt-stamped leather spine. ** Although Coleman was director of the London Veterinary College for 45 years, he apparently had little practical experience. Here he presents theories and methods of foot care (based on other writers), and describes and illustrates various shoes and nails. Nice as a special gift for your favorite farrier! Very scarce. As is, priced accordingly. Item #15970

Price: $350.00

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