London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
THOMAS DE GREY
The Compleat Horseman and Expert Ferrier, In two bookes. London: printed by Thomas Harper, to be sold by Lawrence Chapman, 1639. Small 2°, title within typographical border, one woodcut illustration (lacks the portrait of Charles I, a few upper margins cropped, light waterstaining to bottom margins of last leaves), contemporary sheep (spine torn with loss at head and foot, covers rather rubbed, front inner hinges split). Provenance: Sampson Robinson, veterinary surgeon, Shiftnal (old inscription on verso of title).
FIRST EDITION, dedicated to Charles I. One of three issues with differing imprints. Huth p. 19; Mellon/Podeschi 23; STC 12205.
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