Lawrence's Complete Farrier and British Sportsman

The full title of this book is " The complete farrier, and British sportsman: containing a systematic enquiry into the structure and animal economy of the horse, the causes, symptoms , and most-approved methods of prevention and cure for every disease to which he is liable . with numerous . recipes for various diseases. . Including a . declineation of the . dogs used in the sports of the field, with canine pathology. With an appendix, containing a minute anatomical description of the . skeleton of the horse; the . muscles . and the different viscera "

It was originally published in 1816 but an appendix of this edition contains an abstract of the Game Act of 1831, so it is probably the 1833 edition.

It contains 23 engraved plates of famous racehorses, hounds and anatomical drawings.
It also has fabulous recipes for various medicines with ingredients like rhubarb, Jesuit's bark & Dragon's blood (actually a tree sap).
It is in generally good condition but has a few light foxing marks on the paper throughout.
There is a gift inscription from 1904 on the front page, and the price of 3 shillings in pencil.

Dimensions : 11¾" (29.8cm) x 9¼" (24cm) x 1½ (4cm)
Weight : 4lb 6½oz (2kg)

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