New Haven: Nathan Whiting, 1816. Hardcover. A later edition of Every Man His Own Doctor (previously printed as "Domestic Medicine,") but the first to include the lengthy appendix on horse and livestock care with advice on buying horses. Part of the appendix is also consists of a family directory including recipes for food and household products. Full brown leather boards with black and gilt title label pasted down to spine. Chipping to leather along head of spine and corners. Cracking to leather along spine. Minor rubbing and wear to covers and edges of boards. Bookplate of Susan Benedict Spencer to front pastedown. Spencer graduated from the New York University College of Medicine in 1941. There is also an older penned ownership signature of William H. Pratt to front free endpaper and rear free endpaper. In similar antiquated pen on the second free endpaper is a note stating "Granby, Connecticut. price $4." He notes on the rear free endpaper that the book was purchased in 1819. Pratt is recorded as having been a Revolutionary War pensioner, buried in the Pratt Cemetery in Granby, CT in 1850 at age 99 and 3 months. Pencil markings to front endpapers. Occasional spots of soiling and dampstaining. Minor uniform browning to pages. 464 plus appendix of 144 pages. MED/030719. Very Good.
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William E. Rudge's Sons, 1937. Hardcover. Limited to 400 copies. Once a renowned horse farm, this property located in Washington, CT is now a boarding school. Navy blue paper covered boards with gilt title "A Christmas Greeting!" to front cover. Minor wear and soiling to covers. Slight browning to spine and edges of boards. Occasional smudge marks to margins, but clean overall. A tall thin octavo printed in Baskerville Type on Archer Paper. Includes one page of text and 18 pages of captioned photographic illustrations of horses and the farm. Unpaginated [about 24 pages.] EQU/021919. Very Good.