The Gentleman's Stable Guide: Containing a familiar description of the American stable; the most approved method of feeding, grooming, and general management of horses; together with directions for the care of carriages, harness, etc. Robert McClure.
The Gentleman's Stable Guide: Containing a familiar description of the American stable; the most approved method of feeding, grooming, and general management of horses; together with directions for the care of carriages, harness, etc.
The Gentleman's Stable Guide: Containing a familiar description of the American stable; the most approved method of feeding, grooming, and general management of horses; together with directions for the care of carriages, harness, etc.

The Gentleman's Stable Guide: Containing a familiar description of the American stable; the most approved method of feeding, grooming, and general management of horses; together with directions for the care of carriages, harness, etc.

Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1870. Hardcover. ix, [2], 12-184 p.: frontispiece, in-text plans and line drawings; 18 cm. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and decoration; blind-stamped decoration on both boards. Dark brown endpapers. Frontispiece is an elevation of the garden front of a stable of Fairman Rogers, Philadelphia. First edition. The author, Robert McClure, was a veterinarian from Scotland who settled in Philadelphia and taught at the first veterinary institution in the United States, the Veterinary College of Philadelphia. That institution received a charter from the Pennsylvania legislature in 1852 although its founders struggled for some years to establish a school, which ceased to exist after 1866. In 1877 McClure was convicted of selling diplomas from the now defunct veterinary college, for which he was fined $200 and imprisoned for nine months. In Very Good Condition: corners very lightly rubbed; lower corner of back board discolored; pages are clean and tight. Very Good. Item #002856

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