1731. Item #16976
Gibson, W[illiam]. The True Method of Dieting Horses [etc.]. London: Printed for John Osborn and Tho. Longman 1731. 3rd corrected ed. (1st pub. 1722). 236p, no ills. Good sturdy hardcover (contemporary leather, rubbed). Upper parts of pages dampstained throughout; else nice. ** On feeding, care (the "Pernicious Customs" of "many ignorant Grooms and other Pretenders to Horsemanship are exposed"), exercise (for travel, work, the manege, and pleasure), troop horses, and breeding ("founded on the Duke of Newcastle's short Method").