Walsh, J.H., Ellwood Harvey, and John Elderkeen

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Price: $150.00

Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Porter & Coates
Date Published: 1871
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 3471


First Printing. Octavo (23.25cm); brick red cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black and gilt on spine and front cover; 582pp, with engraved frontispiece and 22 inserted plates; illus. Previous owners name to front pastedown, light wear to spine ends and corners, with sticker-pull upper right corner of front endpaper, small moisture stain to upper front gutter, and foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves; an attractive, Very Good+ example, with the decorative elements still bright and unrubbed.


Substantial reference manual on the care and maintenance of the horse, including sections on "the anatomy and physiology of the horse; general characteristics; the points of the horse, with directions how to choose him; the principles of breeding, and the best kind to breed from; the treatment of the brood mare and foal; raising and breaking the colt; stables, and stable management; riding, driving, etc., etc" (from title page). With nearly 100 steel engravings throughout.

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