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Feresnámé : a treatise on horses : compiled originally in the Shanskirt language by a society of learned pundits, translated from that into Persian by Abdallah Khan Firoze Jung, and now translated from the latter into English.

Additional Title(s):

Treatise on horses



circa 1785.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([220] p.) ; 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF278.5 .S2 1785+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 66
In pen and brown ink.
Manuscript, in an unidentified hand, of A treatise on horses, entitled Saloter ... translated into English by Joseph Earles (Calcutta: Printed by George Gordon, 1788; ESTC T101061). The manuscript includes the entire text of the 1788 printed edition, with minor variant wording. It consists of 110 unbound two leaf-gatherings (the first 24 numbered, the remainder not) stab-sewn together, written in a single italic hand in pen and brown ink on sheets of blue paper bearing a watermark with the date 1785. The text is divided into three separately sewn sections, of which the first contains the title page and the preface of the Persian translator, the second contains "A treatise on horses Part 1st On the knowledge of horses; describing the good marks which distinguish them for their excellence" (caption title) and the third contains "A treatise on horses Part the 2nd On the disorders which horses are subject to and the remedies proper for the same" (caption title). It is stated in the preface that the work, The Salooter, or Treatise on Horses, was written originally in Sanskrit by the "Sages of India". The Sanskrit manuscript was captured by Persian warriors, whose leader, Abdallah Khan Firoze Jung, is said to have translated the work into Persian.
Subject Terms:
Horses -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Early works to 1800.
Shahjahan, Emperor of India, approximately 1592-1666.
Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary prescriptions -- Early works to 1800.
Earles, Joseph.

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