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Mason, Richard, active 1808–1861?

The gentleman's new pocket farrier : comprising a general description of the noble and useful animal the horse : together with the quickest and simplest mode of fattening, necessary treatment while undergoing excessive fatigue, or on a journey, the construction and management of stables, different marks for ascertaining the age of a horse : also, a concise account of the diseases to which the horse is subject, with such remedies as long experience has proved to be effectual / by Richard Mason ; to which is added a prize essay on mules and an appendix containing observations and receipts for the cure of most of the common distempers incident to horses, oxen, cows, calves, sheep, lambs, swine, dogs, &c., selected from different authors ; also, an addenda, containing annals of the turf, American stud book, rules for training, racing, &c.

Fifth edition, with additions.
Richmond : Printed by Peter Cottom, and for sale a his book store, near the Eagle Hotel, 1830.
Physical Description:
388 pages, [5] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF285 .M37 1830
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Checklist of American imprints, 2460
"A dissertation on the mule. With the view of promoting an improvement in the breed, and of demonstrating the utility of employing him as a substitute for the horse, in the labours of husbandry, canals, &c. By Samuel Wyllys Pomeroy": p. 162-194; "Rules & regulations of the Richmond Jockey Club": p. [370]-376.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary tree calf. Presentation inscription: From W.H.H. Taylor to B. Harrison.
Subject Terms:
Harrison, B. -- Presentation inscription from W.H.H. Taylor.
Horses -- Diseases.
Horses -- United States -- Pedigrees.
Richmond Jockey Club.
Taylor, W.H.H. -- Presentation inscription to B. Harrison.
Veterinary medicine.
Prize essays.
Engravings -- 1830.
Pomeroy, Samuel Wyllys, 1802-1882. Dissertation on the mule.
Cottom, Peter, -1849, printer, publisher.
Richmond Jockey Club.

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