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Markham, Gervase, 1568?-1637

The citizen and countryman's experienced farrier : containing, I. The most best approved method of ordering, dieting, exercising, purging, scowring, and cleansing of horses: also choice restoratives to chear the heart, procure an appetite, and to clear the lungs and pipes, so as to strengthen wind, and give large breath to the running or race-horse. II. A certain sure method to know the true state of any horse's body, as to sickness or health. III. The true shape of a horse explained; with choice directions for buying. IV. An experienced and approved method for raising of horses, as to ordering, keeping, etc. Also mares, colts and stallions. V. A sure and certain rule to know the age of any horse, from one year to ten, with good observations as he further advances in years. VI. The best and experienced way of keeping the common hackney, or hunting horse, so as to keep him lively, chearful, free from colds, strains, windgalls, and gross humours. VII. An approved method of purging, bleeding and feeding cattle; with choice approved receipts for the diseases they are incident to: with signs to know the disease, and directions for the use of medicines : To all of which is added, a valuable and fine collection of the surest and best receipts in the known world, for the cure of all maladies and distempers that are incident to horses, of what kind soever, with directions to know what is the ailment, or disease / by J. Markham, G. Jefferies, and discreet Indians.

Chambersburg : Printed by Thomas J. Wright, 1839.
Physical Description:
viii, 9-332, [10] pages ; 17 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF951 .M37 1839
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Originally edited by John Millis.
"To the reader": signed C.D. Lesher.
Checklist of American imprints, c 57051
"The experienced receipts of George Jefferies, of Chester County, Pa. and a number of experienced Indians."--Page [250]-325.
"Table of drugs and herbs, and where they may be had."--Page [326]-332.
Index: [9] pages at end.
Last page blank.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in tree calf with tan leather label with gold lettering on spine. Signed in manuscript: John [?] Leeds Jnr.
Subject Terms:
Cattle -- Diseases.
Horses -- Diseases.
Leeds, John -- Autograph.
Veterinary medicine.
Jefferies, G. (George), 1704-1763, author.
Millis, John.
Wright, Thomas J., printer.

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