Vintage 1912 Veterinary Hand Book
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-17)
Price : US $24.99
This is a wonderful little book! Its titled 'Gleason's Veterinary Hand Book and System of Horse Taming'. The book is divided into 2 parts. Part one is the theory and practice of veterinary science-diseases of horses, cattle, sheep, poultry, swine, dogs, and birds and their remedies. Part two is the system of horse taming. There are 2 different dates printed in this book. One is the copyright 1900 by Thompson & Thomas. The other date is on the title page, 1912 with the name Charles C. Thompson Co. Chicago printed under the date.
One of the content pages has been ripped out(as seen in photo), page 499 is ripped, the very last blank page is loose, and the spine is loose in the back of the book. The pages are yellowed and some of the pages in the front of the book are slightly stained. There is normal scuffing and wear to the cloth on the front, spine, and back of this book. For its age, its held up well with nearly 100 years of use.
I usually try and find information on the web about the author of the books I get, but couldnt find anything on Oliver W. Gleason. I did find several horse owners and trainers that are still using or referring to his book today. I've found quotes from this book on a few different horse training sites.
If you are an animal lover and appreciate the art of age old wisdom and time honored advise, or if you just like collecting old books, you are going to love this book!
This book is sold (sold on 2008-09-17)
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