Snape, Andrew. The Anatomy of an Horse.

London, Miles Flesher for Thomas Fletcher, 1683.

Folio (243 x 367 mm). (12), 237, (1), 45, (7) pp. With engr. portrait of the author by R. White and 48 (of 49) engraved plates (lacking plate I). Contemporary calf with modern morocco label to gilt spine.

 9,500.00

First edition. Andrew Snape served as serjeant farrier to King Charles II. In his dedication to the king, he speaks of "being a Son of that Family that hath had the honour to serve the Crown of this Kingdom in the Quality of Farriers for these two Hundred Years." It is this classic work on which François Garsault was to base his 1734 "Anatomie Générale du Cheval".

Some brownstaining; some leaves with repaired tears, binding repaired. With armorial bookplate with cipher of George Simon Harcourt, Earl Harcourt (1736-1809) on front pastedown.

Huth 26. Mellon 31. Wing S4382. ESTC R-14873. Nissen ZBI, 3887. OCLC 29155938. Cf. Mennessier de la Lance I, 526.

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