Battle Creek, Michigan. Review and Herald Publishing House. 1886.
Hard bound volume, black and white full page and in-text illustrations, 9 3/4 x 7 inches, xxi+1088 pp. including index. Full leather embossed spine and covers; marbled end papers; marbling on exposed edges of block; slight rubbing to front cover; bumped corners top of volume. Profuse black and white and color illustrations. Pp. 15/16 trimmed and detached; otherwise, overall very good condition. The title page describes the scope of the book, which includes "Details of Management in the Subjection of over Forty Representative Vicious Horses...together with chapters on Feeding, Stabling, Shoeing, and the Practical Treatment for Sickness, Lameness, etc. with a Large Number of Recipes heretofore sold as Great Secrets. 944 Illustrations." There are over 40 color plates pertaining to the hoof of the horse. Other illustrations show the effect of "good and bad influences" on human beings, with the author observing that "On the same principle, the horse can be influenced in the formation of his character for good or bad, by the treatment to which he is subjected." The pagination is somewhat odd, the preface, table of contents etc being numbered in roman numerals to xxi, with the introduction following numbered in arabic numerals starting at 7 (the Table of Contents lists the introduction as starting at page 20); however no pages are missing. An attractive volume in very good condition with issues noted. Item #48784