Item #31777 The Horse's Foot, and How to Keep It Sound. William Miles.
The Horse's Foot, and How to Keep It Sound

The Horse's Foot, and How to Keep It Sound

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1846. Miles, W. Third edition (1st pub. 1846). Hardcover (original brown cloth, blind- and gilt-stamped). [60]p, many lithographed ills. on 10 plates by the author. Foxed throughout. Ex-public lib., with old bookplate. Covers speckled and faded, spine chipped but binding is okay. Fair. Item #31777

On basic hoof and leg care, regular shoeing, and corrective shoeing by a gentleman who wasn't a practicing farrier; also some advice on stable design. Well illustrated with "nice anatomical drawings, but very poor advice" (Heymering, On the Horse's Foot, Shoes and Shoeing). Still, the book went through at least 10 editions over the next 40 years. Most of the plates show shoes. Sold as is.

Price: $65.00

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