Hand-Book of Ready Reference.
Springfield, Mass. The King-Richardson Publishing Company, 1897.
Large octavo, 636 pages. Index. Glossary. Illustrated with engravings throughout the text, and with three chromolithographed manikins, 'Manikin of the Horse', 'Manikin of the Knee, Fetlock and Ankle of the Horse', and 'Manikin of the Cow', each created by the author for this book. The work contains chapters on cows, horses, swine, poultry as well as crops such as potatoes and fruit, and a selection of Standard Receipts, which range from the veterinary to the household to the culinary. As is usual for this work the textblock is shaken, with one or two leaves pulling loose and edgeworn. Age-toning throughout; a bit of light foxing to the manikins, but all three remain sound, complete and clean. Hinges started. In publisher's black-titled and -bordered tan cloth. Good. Additional veterinary ephemera laid-in.