London: Printed by S. Palmer, for William Taylor, 1722. 3rd edition, corrected. Leather. Third edition, 1722. A Very Good + copy. 8vo., folding frontispiece, red and black title page, (xiv), 109; title page, 260 pp.,, illustrated with 7 engraved copper plates. Bound in period full leather, with title on leather label on the six compartment spine; boards and compartments single ruled. Text, plates and paper very clean. An attractive copy. Very Good +. Item #25156
Third edition of Gibson’s first work and the most popular of the three texts on farriery published immediately after the author’s military service. On discharge from the 16th Dragoons, William Gibson (1680-1740), presumed to be a surgeon by training, established himself at Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, where he cared for the horses of the Horse Grenadiers and the Guards as well as those of wealthy gentlemen, becoming ‘the first serious veterinary practitioner in the country’ (Smith I, p. 349).