New York: Wynkoop and Hallenbeck, 1873. Item #478
8vo. 165 x 120 mm., [6 12 x 4 ¾ inches]. 49 pp. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates. Bound in green publisher’s cloth, title in gilt on upper board, paper label on spine with title in ink. Very good copy, with a few notes in pencil in the margins.
Only edition. Attractive copy of this practical manual to the science and art of horse shoeing and care for horses. With chapters on the damage (“evils”) done to horse by poor shoeing practices, a description of the “goodenough horse shoe” and its benefits to the common horse, and a short description of the anatomy of the horse hoof. The illustrations provide detail to the methods described by the author.