Item #30703 The Farrier's and Horseman's Dictionary; Being a Compleat System of Horsemanship [etc.]. pseud N B., Philippos, Granville Penn?

The Farrier's and Horseman's Dictionary; Being a Compleat System of Horsemanship [etc.]

London: J. Darby [etc.]. 1726. First edition. Hardcover (full leather, rebacked with new label). viii, 454p, 1 headpiece. Outer pages foxed, a few pages browned, light shelf-rubbing. The only edition. Very good. Item #30703

An alphabetical list of hundreds of terms relating to judging, breeding, feeding, diagnosing and treating maladies, horsemanship, racing, etc. Aims to systematize veterinary and equestrian terminology, which the author finds inconsistent and confusing, rendering "the Study of Horsemanship very tedious and difficult." He discusses his sources, such as Solleysell, in the preface. Smith associates "Philippos" with one Granville Penn, a man of letters and an early director of the Veterinary College of London (Early History of Veterinary Literature, 2:181ff).

Price: $400.00

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