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The compleat horse-man, and expert ferrier. In two books. The first, shewing the best manner of breeding good horses, with their choice, nature, riding and dieting, as well for running as hunting, and how the rider ought to behave himself in the breaking and riding of colts; as also teaching the groom and keeper his true office, touching the horses and colts committed to his charge; and prescribing the best manner how a perfect stable ought to be situated and made; not heretofore so fully described by any. The second, directing the most exact and approved manne how to know and cure all maladies and diseases in horses: a work containing the secrets and best skill belonging either to ferrier, or horse-leach: the cures placed alphabetically; with hundreds of medicines never before imprinted in any author. Published at the earnest request of sundry noble and worthy gentlemen, for the general good and benefit of the nation. By Thomas de Gray, Esquire.

  • Author

    De Grey, Thomas.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    London : printed by E[llen]. C[otes]. and A[ndrew]. C[larke]. for Samuel Lowndes, and are to be sold at his shop over against Exeter House in the Strand, 1670.

  • Subject

    Horses Early works to 1800

    Horses Diseases Early works to 1800

  • Accession number


  • Class

    SR - 97/

  • Language


  • Physical description

    [36], 276, 305-583, [1] p. : ill. (metal-cut) ; 4°.

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Printers' names from Wing CD. First leaf bears illustration on verso, with imprint: sold [sic] by Tho. Hind at the black bull in Cornhill. Signatures: A4 a-c4 d2 B-2M4 2N2 3A-4M4; illustration on A1 cut out and mounted; date of publication in imprint effaced; MS. ink note on 3N2r and on 4M4v UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), D859 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms, 1977. 1 microfilm reel. 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 710:9). Binding Information: Bound in blind tooled leather with gilt spine by Maltbys of Oxford UK-SuSCL