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Markham, Gervase, 1568?-1637
Markhams Remembrancer of unpublished secretes : shewinge howe a man may come to be a general horsman by the knowledge of these seauen offyces : 1. Breeder -- 2. Rider -- 3. Feeder -- 4. Keeper -- 5. Ambler -- 6. Buyer, 7 Farrier / G.M., circa 1655.
Additional Title(s):

Remembrancer of unpublished secretes

Perfect horseman
Physical Description:
1 v. ([16], 22, [2], 33, [3], 71, [3], 11, [5], 24, [4], 31, [1], 76, [5] p.) ; 19 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF285.3 .M37 1655
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Gervase Markham was the most prolific writer of works on animal husbandry of his time, and the author of numerous works on horses (each with substantial borrowings from the others). At one point, no less than five of his works were on the market at the same time, and Markham was forced to sign an agreement with the Stationers' Company promising not to write any more. His knowledge of horses prompted James I to commission him in 1620 to purchase a pure-bred Arabian charger on James's behalf; this is sometimes, although probably erroneously, credited with being the first horse of this breed seen in England.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 25
Pen and black ink.
Bound in gilt- and blind-tooled sheepskin, rebacked; edges sprinkled red.
Gilt-tooled black leather bookplate of Charles W. Williams on inside of upper board.
Fair-copy manuscript, in a single Elizabethan hand, of Gervase Markham's Remembrancer of unpublished secretes. "The work was printed and published in 1655 under the title, The perfect horseman. Other fair-copy manuscripts of Markham's Remembrancer are known, and the text of The perfect horseman is probably based on one of them, if not upon this copy."--Podeschi. All pages are ruled in pencil. The final [5] p. are binder's waste, but bear manuscript medical receipts for diseases of horses in a number of different hands.
Subject Terms:
Horsemanship -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary prescriptions -- Early works to 1800.
Williams, Charles W. -- Bookplate.

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