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Lawrence, Richard, active 1801–1816

The complete farrier and British sportsman : containing a systematic enquiry into the structure and animal economy of the horse, the causes, symptoms, and most approved methods of prevention and cure for every disease to which he is liable : a detection and exposure of the erroneous and bad methods of treatment generally adopted, with numerous approved and original recipes for various diseases : the whole rendered easy and familiar, with a view to general utility, and founded on the latest discoveries and experimental facts, to which the progress of improvement for the last twenty years in the veterinary act has led : including a faithful delineation of the various dogs used in the sports of the field, with canine pathology : interspersed with sporting anecdotes, and an account of the most celebrated horses, dogs, &c. &c. : equally important and interesting to The British Sportsman : as well as inn-keepers, coach-masters, farmers, owners of stage-waggons, &c. : embellished with a series of engravings, executed in the first style of the art, from original drawings in the possession of noblemen and Gentlemen of the Turf, and compiled, by permission, exclusively for this work / by Richard Lawrence ...

London : Printed and published by W. Lewis, St. John's Square : and sold by Sherwood and Co. Paternoster-Row : Simpkin and Marshall, Stationers'-Court : and by all booksellers in the United Kingdom, [1816?]
Physical Description:
iv, [1], 6-510 pages, [14] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF955 .L39 1816+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Imprint date from page iv.
Printed in double columns.
Includes index.
"On page iv, the preface is dated 1 January 1816; however, starting with leaf 3C2 the wove paper in this impression [the YCBA copy] is watermarked '1818.' ... A few of the plates have imprint dates of 1817. These characteristics suggest that the book was published serially ..."--Podeschi.
Fox, C.G. The Fairman Rogers Coll. on the horse and equitation, 460
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 103
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in original dark brown suede calf. Imperfect: lacks added engraved title page. Signed in ms.: "John Angus, Penrith, June 12, 1862," "John Angus, Millom, 1881" and (on title page) "Jno. Hodgson ..."
Subject Terms:
Angus, John.
Hodgson, John.
Horses -- Diseases.
Veterinary medicine.
Engravings -- 1816.
Lewis, William, active 1796-1838, publisher.
Sherwood & Co., publisher.
Simpkin and Marshall, publisher.

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