Item #30688 A Treatise on the Diseases and Lameness of Horses. Osmer, illiam.

A Treatise on the Diseases and Lameness of Horses

London: T. Waller, 1766. Third edition, "with large additions" (1st pub. 1759). Hardcover (full contemporary leather). 284p, no ills. Some age browning, front cover starting. Old ink name on title page. Internally very good. Item #30688

The title page continues: “In which is laid down a proper method of shoeing (in general) and treating the different kinds of feet. To which are added, some new observations in the art of farrier, and on the nature and difference of horses [etc.].". Part 1 (90 pages) is devoted to foot and leg care. Pp. 196-268 treat “blood” in the Arabian and Thoroughbred. The other sections cover maladies and their treatment. Veterinary information based on a combination of Lafosse, Osmer’s own theories on Thoroughbred breeding and selection, and presumably his own experience as a London veterinarian (about which little is known). "On the subject of lameness he was probably superior to all his predecessors" (Smith, Early History of Veterinary Literature, 2:83ff). (This edition not in Wells).

Price: $250.00

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