1873. Item #16960
Murray, William H.H. The Perfect Horse: How to Know Him. How to Breed Him. How to Train Him. How to Shoe Him. How to Drive Him. Boston: James R. Osgood 1876 (1st pub. 1873). xi, 480p + 4 (of 15) pls. (portraits of the "best trotting stock-horses in the United States"). Good hardcover (original blind-stamped cloth), but lacking 11 of the plates. Those that are present are bound in the wrong places. ** A book of direct common sense, written so that "every farmer's boy in New England may have...a book which shall...qualify him to breed, train and drive, buy and sell, horses intelligently and profitably." Focuses on breeding, training young horses, and the horse's foot and shoeing. With much on the Morgan; also a chapter on "Agriculture and the Horse" by George B. Loring. Introd. by Henry Ward Beecher. (This ed. not in Wells).