The experienced jocky, Compleat horseman; or Gentlemans delight : containing plain and easie directions in breeding, feeding, keeping and managing horses for all occasions, as war, raccing [sic], hunting, travel, &c. Directions for the buyer to prevent cheats: rules whereby to know the state of horses bodies, together with approved remedies, or unquestionable cures, for all internal and external distempers and grievances incident to them. Also the nature of simples, manner of making unguents, salves, poltisses, drenches, cordials, and whatever is requisite in physical, or chirurgical operation. Likewise, the art of shooing, bloodletting, roweling, the artifices, devices and cheats of the jockies, &c. To which are added, plain and easie directions for the breeding, feeding, managing and curing distempers in bulls, cows, calves, oxen, sheep and swine; useful and necessary for all persons who expect pleasure or profit by any of the forementioned animals. The like before not extant.
- Additional Title(s):
Compleat horseman; or Gentlemans delight
- London : Printed for Will. Whitwood, next door to the Crown tavern in Duck lane, 1684.
- Physical Description:
- , 333,  p.,  folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 16 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsSF285.3 .E97 1684Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
Signatures: A-P¹² (P12 blank).
The plate is a folded engraved frontispiece.
Title page enclosed in a plain rule-border.
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed.), E3878
Arber, E. Term catalogues, 1668-1709 A.D., II 7
English short title catalogue, R1977
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 32
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks frontispiece and final blank leaf. Bound in blind-tooled sprinkled calf. Inscribed: Wm. Holmes.
- Subject Terms:
- Holmes, Wm. -- Autograph (BACRB)Horses -- Diseases -- Treatment.Horses -- Early works to 1800.Horses -- Training.Livestock -- Early works to 1800.Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.Whitwood, William -- Publisher.
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