This book is concerned with the husbandry of a range of domesticated animals in agriculture, also in human sporting, domestic or social activities. Included horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats, goats and poultry. It is the seventh edition, revised and enlarged, its essential purpose is to guide and aid veterinary or agricultural students, in learning practical methods of controlling, handling and management of each of the more common species of animal kept by man.
The red cloth boards have several light general handling marks; corners and spine ends are slightly bumped and worn. Text block edges have dust marks, particularly at the top; inside pages are clean and bright. Contains numerous clear line drawings and b/w photographic plates.
One unique feature of the book is that the front end paper has an engraved bookplate by Eric Gill, showing two leaping deer. The name on the plate is Miriam Rothschild, the book came from her library and her bookplate (designed in 1932) is well documented. The book may therefore be of interest to both collector's of Eric Gill art, memorabilia connected with Miriam Rothschild as well as collectors of old veterinary books.