1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
Ten Minutes Advice to Every Gentleman going to purchase a Horse. London: for the author and sold by John Bell, and C. Etherington in York, [1775?]. 12°, title in red and black. RARE. The only recorded copy of this second edition is at the BL. Two copies of the first edition, published in 1774, are recorded at the Bodleian and Royal Veterinary College. Later editions were greatly expanded. [Bound with:]
[BURDON, William]. The Gentleman's Pocket-Farrier ... third edition. London: J. Clarke [and others], 1735. 12°. Attributed to Henry Bracken on the title-page but in fact by Burdon. First printed in 1730. 6 copies of the present edition are recorded. [And two other editions of the same:] The Gentlemans Pocket Farrier. London: for Edwd. Johnson and sold by J. Wallis, [1775?]. 12°, engraved title with vignette. ONLY ONE COPY OF THIS EDITION RECORDED (Science Museum). -- The Gentleman's Pocket-Farrier. London: A. Morley, S. Bladon, 1772. 18°. UNRECORDED IN ESTC.
Together 4 volumes in one, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine label reading "pamphlets on horses" (spine rubbed).
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