The Farriers Dispensatory In Three Parts. Description Containing The First A Description Of Medicinal Simples Commonly Made Use Of In The Disease Of Horses. .. Secondly The Preparations Of Simples Vegetables, Animal And Mineral With An Explanation Of The Most Usual Terms Both In Chymical And Galenical Pharmacy. Thirdly A Number Of Useful Compositions And Receipts. W. GIBSON.

The Farriers Dispensatory In Three Parts. Description Containing The First A Description Of Medicinal Simples Commonly Made Use Of In The Disease Of Horses. .. Secondly The Preparations Of Simples Vegetables, Animal And Mineral With An Explanation Of The Most Usual Terms Both In Chymical And Galenical Pharmacy. Thirdly A Number Of Useful Compositions And Receipts.

London: J. Osborn. 1729. 3rd Edition. 8vo. Original Calf. pp. [1 - books for J. Osborn], [10], 306, [ 18 - indices]. Original full calf, neatly re-cased. Newer but sympathetic spine label. Originally published in 1721, with a 2nd edition in 1724. Gibson left the army early in the 18th C to take up farriery, hoping it would be more profitable. His first publication was 'The Farrier's New Guide', in 1721, the most scientific approach to diseases of horses to date, followed by the current work 'The Farrier's Dispensary', on remedies used in farriery. The latter seems to have been of less use than the former, which went through many more editions. He wrote a larger work on the diseases of horses in 1750, and is considered one of the most important of the fathers of English farriery. The current volume is one of the most scarce of his output. A handsome copy of this rare enlarged third edition. Very Good. Item #017336

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