Item #30250 A Practical Treatise on the Law of Horses. M. D. Hanover.

A Practical Treatise on the Law of Horses

Cincinnati: Robert Clarke, 1875. Second edition, revised and enlarged (1st pub. 1872). Hardcover. liii, 411p, no ills. Rebound: original leather (scuffed and cracking); new leather spine, label, and endpapers. Light browning to opening pages. Good. Item #30250

A volume of case law, presenting 750 cases, "embracing the law of bargain, sale, and warranty of horses and other live stock; the rule as to unsoundness and vice and the responsibility of the proprietors of livery auction, and sale stables, innkeepers veterinary surgrons, farriers, carriers and the law of negligence in the use of horses, including the rule of the road, and the responsibility of owners for injuries caused by vicious and unruly animals." Chiefly U.S. cases, with some English precedents. Lots of intriguing stories here! A young woman dies because her carriage falls into an icy river at midnight. Was the town at fault because it hadn’t repaired the bridge? Was the livery stable at fault because it rented a vehicle without lamps? Was the driver at fault because he trusted the horses to find their way in the dark? Buy the book and find out! (Wells 3268, with 8p of ads at the end that aren't in this copy).

Price: $100.00

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