New York: Orange Judd Company, 1882. First Edition. Original cloth. 8vo. 131, [1 pp advertisement] pp. Index. Frontispiece of a standing horse with tissue guard. Publisher's brown blindstamped cloth with gilt illustration and lettering; floral endpapers. Minor wear to extremities else a fine copy of the uncommon first edition. Item #18708
"The object of the present work is to explain, in the simplest manner, what constitutes a sound and what an unsound horse; to note doubtful points, and such things as operate against the proper development of the animal in all parts; and further, as an "unsound horse" is often less dangerous and more useful than the common acceptation of the word "unsound" would imply..." - Preface.