The True Method of Dieting Horses; Containing Many Curious and Useful Observaitons Concerning Their Marks, Colour and External Shape...the Proper Method of Feeding Suited to Their Age, Strength and Constitution.... (Third, Corrected Edition)
London: Printed for John Osborn and Tho/ Longman, at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row, 1731. Small Octavo. Item #029217
Third edition. iv, iv-[viii], 236 pages, vi (index). page 181misnumbered 180. An interesting 18th Century look at the care and the various kinds of nourishment were given horses. Gibson notes that the barley in Spain and Portugal is far better than that in England. They note that beans should be mixed with bran to avoid flatulencies. Fascinating in detail and the remarkable careful observations made of their diet and illness. Rebound in a modern 1/4 maroon leather over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands, maroon leather spine label gilt, endpapers renewed, early owner note in upper margin of title page, toning to margins of title page, internally very clean without foxing.