A Compendium of the Veterinary Art (and) A Treatise on Veterinary Medicine (4 volumes) From the library of Australian sheep breeder, Sir William Macarthur and James Macarthur

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1826-1830. 4 volumes, re-bound in half-leather boards with gilt lettering and gilt ruled raised bands, marbled sides, new endpapers. Bound as "White's Farriery". Volume I: "A Compendium of the Veterinary Art, containing plain and concise rules for the treatment of all the disorders and accidents to which the horse is liable; with observations on grooming, feeding, exercise, and the construction of stables[...]," Vol I has 23 plates, including 1 folding and three hand-coloured: pp xl, 339 plus 23 plates. The fifteenth edition. Vol II: "A Treatise on Veterinary Medicine. Vol II, containing the Materia Dietetica, the Materia Medica, and the Pharmacopoeia": pp xiii, 329. The fifth edition. Vol III: A Treatise on Veterinary Medicine, Vol III, containing practical observations on the structure, economy and diseases of the digestive organs of the horse": pp xii, 384 plus 2 plates. The eighth edition. Vol IV, "being a fourth volume of his Treatise on Veterinary Medicine," "A Compendium of Cattle Medicine": pp xii, 331. The fifth edition. All volumes published between 1826 and 1830. With bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of each volume and the bookplate in each volume of Sir William Macarthur and his brother James, noted New South Wales pastoralists. A very clean set, beautifully bound and in excellent condition.

A classic treatise on farriery and veterinary arts, with highly detailed instructions on the care of horses and other livestock. The book was highly popular, successive editions being as the author notes "very considerably enlarged and improved". James White was a veterinary surgeon in the British army with the Royal Dragoons. Item #98533

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