1754. Item #16491
Gibson, W[illiam]. The Farrier's New Guide [etc.]. London: T. and T. Longman 1754. 10th corrected and improved ed. (1st pub. 1720). xvi, 396p (including one publisher's ad). Title page printed in red and black. Contemporary leather (scuffed, chipped). Endpapers browned. Lacks rear endpaper, the 7 engraved anatomical plates, and the frontispiece table of diseases. Armorial bookplate of a Clinton family member, possibly Henry Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (1720-94, creator of Clumber Park and the Clumber Spaniel). ** The title page continues: "Containing, first, the anatomy of a horse; . . . secondly, an account of all the diseases incident to horses [etc.]." The first book by the "father of British veterinary medicine." A very popular manual, which went through many editions. Gibson draws on or corrects Ruini, Snape, Markham, and other early practitioners. $75.00[a].