1976. Item #412
Smith, Frederick. The Early History of Veterinary Literature and Its British Development. London: J.A. Allen 1976. Facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1919-1933. 4 vols., variously paged (over 900p) + many pls. Good sturdy hardcover (covers lightly stained overall); internally very good. In good slipcase. No d.j., as issued. One of 500 sets, in fair slipcase. ** Although there are some errors, this remains a very useful guide to veterinary books from their beginning to the mid-19th century (and still the only such work). After the Renaissance the scope is limited to the United Kingdom. Full of information on authors' lives, publishing histories, the context of veterinary medicine, etc. The plates are chiefly author portraits. (Wells 7053 cites 1st ed.) Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.