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Auction #117 begins on 22 Aug 2024

Prof. J. Wortley Axe [editor]

The Horse; Its Treatment in Health and Disease.

With a Complete Guide to Breeding Training and Management.

Published: The Gresham Publishing Company, London, 1906

Edition: First edition

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9 Volumes. A very attractive set in lovely condition.

Publisher's original art-deco decorated bottle green cloth.

Gilt titles on covers and spine. Cover design by Talwin Morris.

38 full-page colour plates [I folding] + 76 full-page monochrome plates.

Folding pedigree tables with descriptive tissue-guards.

Monochrome in-text illustrations throughout.

Talwin Morris was a prolific book designer and decorative artist

working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly

known for his Glasgow Style furniture, metalwork and book designs.

Volume I.

Section I. Exterior of the Horse.

Section II. Conformation and its Defects.

Section III. Varieties of the Horse.

Volume II.

Section III.  Varieties of the Horse [continued].

Section IV. Health and Disease.

Volume III.

Section IV. Health and Disease [continued].

Volume IV.

Section IV. Health and Disease [continued].

Volume V.

Section IV. Health and Disease [continued].

Volume VI.

Section IV. Health and Disease [continued]. 

Volume VII.

Section IV. Health and Disease [continued]. 

Volume VIII.

Section V. Equine Locomotion.

Section VI. Breeding.

Section VII. Horse Training.

Section VIII. Stables.

Section IX. Examination of Horses as to Soundness.

Section X. The Teeth of the Horse.

Section XI. Warranty.

Volume IX.

Section XI. Warranty [continued].

Section XII. Horse-Shoeing.

Section XIII. The Transit of Horses.

Section XIV. The Horse and its Position in the Animal World.

Section XV. The History of the Horse.



Recorded shipping weight 14000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery. 

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 27 x 19 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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