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Taplin improved, or, A complete treatise on the art of farriery : wherein are fully explained the nature and structure of that useful creature, a horse, with the diseases and accidents he is liable to, and the methods of cure : exemplified by ten elegant cuts, each the full figure of a horse, describing all the various parts of that noble animal : likewise, rules for breeding and training of colts : practical receipts for the cure of common distempers incident to oxen, cows, calves, sheep, lambs, hogs, etc. : to which is prefixed ten minutes advice to the purchasers of horses / by Henry Bracken, M.D.

Additional Title(s):

Taplin improved

Complete treatise on the art of farriery

Troy : Printed and sold by Francis Adancourt, at the Columbian bookstire, and also sold by Whiting & Powers, in Troy; by H. C. Southwick, in Albany; W. E. Norman, in Hudson, & Samuel Wood, in N. York, 1815.
Physical Description:
204 pages, [10] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF951 .T37 1815
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Includes indexes.
Signatures: A-R⁶
Henry Bracken, M.D. (1697-1764) apparently referred to on the title-page is probably not the author of this book, for, having died in 1764, he could not have contributed to the revision or improvement of any work of William Taplin's, since Taplin began publishing works on veterinary medicine about 1788 (cf. Annual register, 1807, p. 551).
Published in York in 1790 under title: Taplin improved, or, A compendium of farriery.
A York 1792 edition of apparently the same work is listed in the Brit. Mus. Cat. as "A new edition" of Henry Bracken's Farriery improv'd; and American editions appeared in Baltimore in 1794 and in Philadelphia in 1796 and 1798 under Bracken's name with title: Farriery improved. It is not, however, the some work as Bracken's Farriery improv'd, published in London in 2 v., 1734-43.
Published anonymously in New Haven in 1816 under title: A complete treatise on the art of farriery. Published in Troy, N.Y., in 1862 under title: The American farrier, or New-York horse doctor; being a further improvement upon Adancourt's "Taplin improved."
Shaw, R.R. American bibliography, 34188.
National Library of Medicine (U.S.). Early American medical imprints, 1860.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary brown calf; tooled in gilt. Frontispiece dated 1815.
Subject Terms:
Horses -- Anatomy.
Veterinary medicine.
Wood engravings -- 1815.
Bracken, Henry, 1697-1764. Farriery improved.
Taplin, William, 1740?-1807.

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