The  Significant  1st  Third  dedicated  to  the  Horse

Sherer, John. Rural Life. Described and Illustrated, in the management of Horses, Dogs, Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, etc., etc.: Their Treatment in Health and Disease; with authentic information on all that relates to Modern Farming, Gardening, Shooting, Angling … and a complete system of modern veterinary practice. With 5 woodcuts in the text and

88  steel  engravings  on  64  (3 folded)  plates .

London & New York, London Printing and Publishing Comp., (c. 1870). 4to. Engraved title, XVI, 1016 pp. Black orig. leather on 4 ribs with richest ornamental back-stamping, partly repeated broad gold and blind stamped fillets on both covers and blue-green marbled fly leaves. Faded red punctate edges.

John Sherer, Rural Life

Not in Schwerdt. – Binding somewhat rubbed and timemarked, lower capital with a little leather defect on 1.5 cm length. – One quire (pp. 889-896) bound in twice. – Frontispiece and the engraved title quite slightly waterstained. Otherwise of fine freshness except for only very isolated smallest mould stains.

The plates mostly with pictorial sceneries – among them races and huntings – , but also with anatomical and technical details. – Concentrated on

horses (364 pp.) — hunting (121 pp.) — dogs (125 pp.) .

Further articles on cattle , sheep , pigs & poultry (together 273 pp.) , bees (9 pp.) , principles and machines of modern farming (42 pp.) , gardening (68 pp.) , angling (14 pp.) and index (4 pp.) . – In such a way

the  complete  compendium  in  general

with the hippologic focal point arranged as follows :

The Horse, and Modern Veterinary Practice / Of Horses in General / Races / Economy of the Stable / Diseases, Fractures, Wounds, etc. / Surgical Operations / Veterinary Department, or Medicines and their Uses .

Offer no. 13,131 / EUR  762. / export price EUR  724. (c. US$ 875.) + shipping

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