Glasgow; London: W.R. McPhun; Simpkin and Marshall, 1834. First edition. Hardcover (contemporary paper-covered boards, gilt title-label stamped in red). 118p, no ills. Defective: lacks last page of preface and probably 2 plates--Wellesly [sic] Arabian and points of the horse. Ca. 4 x 6 inches. Poor, defective. Item #31164
"Being a short and familiar treatise on the exterior conformation of the horse, the nature of soundness and unsoundness, the laws relating to sale and warranty, with copious directions for discovering unsoundnesses prior to purchasing." Although flawed, this is an interesting issue because it contains an appendix that doesn't appear in every edition. In it Smith rants against a treatise titled A Manual for Equestrians by P. Yorke, as a piece of ignorant veterinary quackery. Advice to Purchasers of Horses went through many editions for over 50 years. Stewart also wrote the hugely popular Stable Economy (aka The Stable Book). Sold as is; reference copy. (This edition not in Wells) Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.