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Creator:
Markham, Gervase, 1568?-1637.
Title(s):

Markham's master-piece revived : containing all knowledge belonging to the smith, farrier, or horse-leach, touching the curing all diseases, in horses. Drawn with great pains from approved experience, and the publick practice of the best horse-marshals in Christendom. Divided into two books. The I. containing cures physical; the II. all cures chirurgical: together with the nature, use and quality of every simple mentioned through the whole work. Now the fourteenth time printed, corrected and augmented with above thirty new chapters, and forty new medicines heretofore never publish'd. To which is added by way of appendix, The countrey-man's care for his other cattle, containing the exactest receipts for curing all diseases in oxen, cows, sheep, hogs, goats, and all smaller cattel, with many new additions. And now in this impression is added The compleat jockey; containing methods for the training of horses up for racing; with their heats and courses, and manner of keeping, &c. Also instructions to the buyers, to avoid cheating horse-coursers; and all things necessary for gentlemen, and others. Never before made publick.

Additional Title(s):

Markham's master-piece. The second book. Containing all cures chyrurgical. Or, such infirmities as being only outward, crave the use of chyrurgery, and are called in horseleach-craft, horses sorances. Newly imprinted, corrected and enlarged with many notable additions, and most certain approved medicines, never revealed before this impression

Appendix, containing the exactest receipts for curing all diseases in oxen, cows, sheep, hogs, goats, and all small cattel. Never before made publick

Compleat jockey or The most exact rules and methods to be observed for the training up of race-horses. Shewing how to prepare them for any heats or courses, with the manner of their keepings, instructions for their dressings and looking to, their scourings, diets matches, and racings; with every particular to be observed therein; the like not published to the world before. To which is added the most experienced way for buying horses; and instructions to avoid being cheated upon the like occasion; with a relation of the cheats and tricks the jockies and horse-coursers put on the unexpert buyers. Written for the pleasure and profit of all gentlemen and others, who take delight in anything of this nature

Published/Created:
London : Printed by John Richardson for Tho. Passinger at the Three Bibles on London-Bridge, and M. Wotton and George Coniers, at the Three Daggers, in Fleet-street, near the Inner-Temple; and at the Ring on Ludgate-Hill against the Old Baily, 1688.
Physical Description:
[16], 80 p., pp. 79-394, [2], 26, 49, [3] p. : ill. ; 19 cm. (4to)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF285.3 M37 1688
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
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Notes:
BEIN Uzfy11 688M: Imperfect: p. 375 and [52] (last count) mutilated; p. [151] bled.
"Markham's master-piece. The second book. Containing all cures chyrurgical. Or, such infirmities as being only outward, crave the use of chyrurgery, and are called in horseleach-craft, horses sorances. Newly imprinted, corrected and enlarged with many notable additions, and most certain approved medicines, never revealed before this impression. Written by Gervase Markham, Gent." has separate dated t.p. (imprint as per collective t.p.) enclosed in a plain rule-border on leaf U3r; pagination and register continuous. "An appendix, containing the exactest receipts for curing all diseases in oxen, cows, sheep, hogs, goats, and all small cattel. Never before made publick" has separate dated t.p. with imprint "Printed by Ralph Holt for Thomas Passinger ... M. Wotton and George Coniers ... 1688" on leaf 3E3r and begins new pagination; register continuous. "The compleat jockey or The most exact rules and methods to be observed for the training up of race-horses. Shewing how to prepare them for any heats or courses, with the manner of their keepings, instructions for their dressings and looking to, their scourings, diets matches, and racings; with every particular to be observed therein; the like not published to the world before. To which is added the most experienced way for buying horses; and instructions to avoid being cheated upon the like occasion; with a relation of the cheats and tricks the jockies and horse-coursers put on the unexpert buyers. Written for the pleasure and profit of all gentlemen and others, who take delight in anything of this nature" has separate t.p. with imprint "London, printed in the year, 1688" on leaf 5A1r and begins new pagination.
Added engraved t.p. reading "Markhams maister-peece" from the 11th impression of 1675 signed "Ren Elstrak sculpsit". This engraving was apparently first used in the 1615 edition (cf Podeschi).
Signatures: [A]⁴ (a)⁴ B-3H⁴ 5A-5F⁴ 5G².
Leaf [A]1 bears letterpress text explaining added engraved t.p. on verso, leaf [A]2 is added engraved t.p., leaf [A]3 is letter-press t.p.
Full-page woodcut illustration showing the anatomy of the horse on leaf X1r. Woodcut illustrations within text throughout.
Wing (2nd ed.), M665
ESTC, R34529
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 35
Poynter, F.N.L. Bibliography of Gervase Markham, 1568?-1637, 20.14
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in blind-tooled sprinkled calf. Imperfect: all of quire 2L missing, and leaf [A]1 misbound between leaves [A]4 and (a)1.
Subject Terms:
Horses -- Anatomy -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Training -- Early works to 1800.
Livestock -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1688.
Woodcuts -- 1688.
Contributors:
Elstracke, Renold, active 1590-1630, engraver.
Richardson, John, active 1675-1703, printer.
Holt, Ralph, -1688?, printer.
Passinger, Thomas, -1688, publisher.
Wotton, Matthew, -approximately 1729, publisher.
Conyers, George, -1739 or 1740, publisher.
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