- Topic: Country Sport and Interest: Working Dogs
A Domestic Treatise on the Diseases of Horses and Dogs; (and, contiguously: A Domestic Treatise on the Diseases of Dogs); so conducted as to enable persons to practise with ease and success on their own animals, without the assistance of a farrier: Including likewise the Natural Management, as Stabling, Feeding, Exercise, & c.: together with the Outlines of a Plan for the Establishment of Genuine Medicines for these Animals throughout the Kingdom.
London: printed for T.Boosey, 4, Old Broad Street, Royal Exchange: 1810.
Fourth edition, with very large additions. [iv] (two engraved title pages - see below) + iii + (4-)249 +  index + adverts. [The Dogs title page continues: Containing a description of every disease to which they are generally liable, and the mode of cure: being the result of nearly twenty years' diligent attention to the subject. Together with a very copious detail of the symptoms and progress of madness in dogs, with a preventive remedy both for the human and brute. By Delabere Blaine. 1810. (no printer or publisher stated. The Dogs section begins with an introduction at p.137.)] Formerly disbound, the first title page and the final (advertisement) leaf have some soiling and a little wear to the edges. Slight browning to paper, contents otherwise very good. 12mo, in very nice new binding of mid green Victorian cloth, ruled in blind to the front, spine ruled in gilt with gilt title on dark green lettering-piece, and date on black at base of spine. **** Not only is this book rare in an early printing, but none of the holdings listed on copac appear to have the second, Diseases of Dogs title page, which has a very nice sharp engraved vignette of dogs (whereas the vignette on the Horses and Dogs title page shows only horses): neither can I find a record of the Diseases of Dogs ever having been printed as a separate title. **** VG+.
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Studies in Rat-Catching: A Manual for Schools. [aka: Studies in Ratcatching].
London: John Murray, 1891.
First edition. x, 185pp. 1891 gift inscription facing title page. Contents clean and firm. In the original smooth pictorial paper-covered boards with recent plain unlabelled spine. Some soiling to boards and some wear to corners. Very nice copy. '..I should point out to all students of this ennobling profession that the very first thing they have to learn is to pick up a ferret.' (pp.20-21). Very Good.
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