Arts / Antique & Vintage Books / Horses and hounds.  A practical treatises on their management by Scrutator Scrutator George Routledge and co, 1855, first edition : red leather spine on green boards: gilt foxhound to front cover : 302 pages plus six-page publishers list: full-page black and white illustrations by Harrison Weir. Synopsis: a comprehensive treatise on the horse and the hound providing everything an early 19th-century huntsman might need to know.  The contents include: -Selecting and buying a well bred horse,  the management of mares and foals, how to cure worms, breaking in, the management of young draught horses and hunters, loose boxes and large stables; the comparative safety of transporting horses by coach and rail; diet and the value of corn and  hay etc; stable cleaning and ventilation , the treatment of the horse before and after hunting ; feeding, dressing and cleaning a horse; the humanitarian treatment of old horses;  loose boxes and  diets in summer, turning out to grass; horse dealers and their practices; a general review of hunting  and the origin of the dog; meet times ; racehorse speeds; the number of stallions in 1777; faults in the prevailing system of foxhunting; the condition of hounds in different counties; how to form a pack of foxhounds; the best kennels of the day including Mr  Assheton Smith's, the Duke of Beaufort's, Lord Fitzwilliam's, the Earl of Yarborough's, and Lord Bentick's; Huntsman, whippers -in  and feeders; breeding, bitches, symmetry of the foxhound; management, feeding, and curing disease of hounds,  bleeding and dressing; rabies and cures for hydrophobia ; hydrophobia incidences in the author's kennels, treatments for bites; treatment of  ear canker;  red mange,sore breasts,  bruised feet, rheumatism in hounds, feed , sources and need and feeding times ; maintenance of kennels, grooming  of dogs; education and training of young hounds; the duties, temper  and character of a good Huntsman, huntsman's mistakes.  duties of a whipper-in; forming and feeding the hunting pack; how to draw and find a fox; the laws of foxhunting ; game preservation; destruction of vermin; difficulties of  the chase, and positioning the hounds; account of some runs in Mr Slowman's country, and its neighbourhood  reputation; Beckford's theory, practice and advice.  Remarks on  scent; Greyhound foxes -- Lord Drumlanrig's run; difference between wild and woodland bred foxes; trapping foxes; riding to hounds and training hunters; Her Majesty's staghounds in the New Forest; the management of young hounds; the advantages of hare over fox hunting; bag foxes and scratch packs; estimates of expenses of a foxhunting establishment . Condition : slight discoloration to back cover : 1.5 inches of upper spine missing; corners bumped; ownership inscription; the occasional small pencil annotation to margin;  contents very clean; overall good and collectable used books
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  • Book Title: Horses and hounds. A practical treatises on their management
  • Author: Scrutator
  • ISBN: NMW002419
  • Publisher: George Routledge and co
  • Year Published: 1855
  • Status: Sold - We are currently out of stock for this title

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