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SA Auction #101 begins on 25 Aug 2022

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Clater, Francis (Chemist and Druggist, Retford)

[Clater's Cattle Doctor]. Every Man his own Cattle Doctor, or a Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Horned Cattle (1814)

Being a concise and familiar description of all the diseases incident to oxen, cows, and sheep; with the most simple and effectual method of curing each disorders in all its various stages; and the most efficacious treatment of cows, before, at, and after the time of calving, and also of ewes during the lambing season

Published: B & R Crosby and Co, London, 1814

Edition: Fourth, corrected and improved

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Half bound in tan calf and decorative paper-boards, plain endpapers, top edge gilt. The contents comprise frontispiece [ii] + 376 pp of prelims, introduction, text and index + 8 pp of advertisements and publisher's announcements.

"Stonor" heraldic bookplate on front paste-down. "10/6" ["10s 6d in boards" being the original price] in pencil on the half-title. No other markings.

The sunned spine cover has been reglued to the outside leather hinges, leaving thin white joins visible. The boards and leather corners are rubbed. The gilt on the top page edge has dulled. The front endpaper has been reinforced with narrow white tape; it is sunned in register with the bookplate. The back endpaper, the 3 previous leaves and the first 4 leaves of the book (including the frontispiece and title-page) are moderately foxed.

For the rest, this is an unmarked, clean, and therefore valuable copy of this rare and sought-after title, now more than two hundred years old.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 220 x 140
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0486/+79 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft (South Africa), SWIFT (rest of world), or $ checks for US or Australian buyers
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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