Full title: Farriery Improv'd: Or, a Compleat Treatise Upon the Art of Farriery. Wherein is Fully Explain'd, the Nature, Structure, and Mechanism of That Noble and Useful Creature, a Horse, the Diseases and Accidents he is Liable to, and Methods of Cure. 363 pages plus Index. This is the second edition, published in 1739. Full leather with gilt tramlines around the board edges and between the raised bands on the spine. Title in gilt on a red leather label attached to the spine (gilt titling is faded, and leather label rather worn). Corners bumped and worn. Boards and spine rubbed and worn, with front and rear spinal margins split in places, and approx. 2mm loss of leather cover to the tail of the spine. There is staining around the margins of the front pastedown, preliminaries, and the rear pages after the end of the Index.The verso of the front free end paper bears a small label showing the name and coat of arms of a previous owner (John Skipp), also some manuscript marks and numbers in pen and in ink, and a bookseller's small label. There is one pencilled figure on the rear pastedown. The upper page edges are a bit dusty. The front hinge is split, but otherwise the text block is clean and tight.