Title:The Groom's Oracle, and Pocket Stable-Directory; ; in which the Management of Horses Generally, and to Health, Dieting, and Exercise, are considered, in a Series of Familiar Dialogues, between Two Grooms engaged in Training Horses ..... Second Edition
Publisher:  Printed for the author, for Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper [...]; Hurst, Chance, and Co. [...]; and Wh, London, 1830, 1830
Seller ID: 80421
HINDS, John. The Groom's Oracle, and Pocket Stable-Directory; in which the Management of Horses Generally, and to Health, Dieting, and Exercise, are considered, in a Series of Familiar Dialogues, between Two Grooms engaged in Training Horses to their Work. With Notes, and an Appendix, including Extracts from the Receipt Book of John Hinds, V.S. Second Edition, with considerable additions. London : Printed for the author, for Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper [...]; Hurst, Chance, and Co. [...]; and Whittaker, Treacher, & Co. [...], 1830. Pp [i]-xii,-298,(2,ads). 8vo, brown paper-covered boards, printed white paper label to spine.
John Badcock (fl. 18161830) was an English sporting writer, still not identified, who published between 1816 and 1830, under the pseudonyms of Jon Bee and John Hinds.
Arranged in a series of conversations :
Conversation I. Introductory : Groom's first duties : Prognostics of Disease: general Health ; the Pulse, how available. Inbred Disorders; Young animals and fresh ones;
Conversation II. The Foot : Lameness in general ; how produced ; and of particular Accidents. Racers ; contracted Hoof; internal Causes ; Founder ; Foot-Fever; bleeding Hunters ; run at Grass ; stopping;
Conversation III. Condition : Cordials, use and abuse of; Effects; Indigestion, Colic, Worms: Recovery from severe Work ; natural Cordials;
Conversation IV. Condition soiling, necessity of: Advantages and Disadvantages ; physicking ; turning- out ; and taking up ; the Humours ; in-door Mistreatment;
Conversation V. General Health Feeding and Exercise ; in-door Treatment. Wind. Costiveness ; Speed, Physic. Of blank Days, Rest. Distress. Watering; qualities. Stone. Temper, ravenous Horses and tender ones. Gross Food. Stretch and Length. Foreign Horses;
Conversation VI. Gross Habit. Grooming, its Benefits : Litter ; Blear Eyes; Conversation VII. The Stable : Ventilation draining. Properties of Air, Gas;
Conversation VIII. Of preserving health : Work, Tonics. Legs. Misusage. Powers of going Physicking, its use and abuse; Preparatives ; mode of giving Balls;
Conversation IX. Of Appetite. The Stomach; how affected, by bad Mouth, and how affecting Condition. Of Lampas ; Paps ; Quidders ; Bad Provender ; Crib- Biting ; Worms ; the Straw- Yard;
Conversation X. Inflammatory Complaints. First. Of the Stomach and Bowels : influence the Kidneys and Liver. Colic and inflammatory Complaints ; Adhesion ; Jaundice, retention of Urine, Bladder;
Conversation XI. Internal Inflammation, continued : Diseases of the Urinary Organs; the Kidneys and Liver. the Bladder, incontinence of Urine and Suppression thereof ; Stone;
Conversation XII. The Lungs ; Wind-Pipe and Midriff : a Cold, Catarrhal Inflammation ; Broken Wind, Roaring ; Law-Suits;
Conversation XIII. Cough;
Conversation XIV. Inflammation of the Lungs, how incurred. Pulmonary Consumption. Adhesion of the Parts : Symptoms. Crisis, how denoted : Effusion;
Conversation XV. The Liver, its Complaints. Function impeded, and the same over-excited. Adhesion;
Conversation XVI. Of some necessary Operations; and chiefly on Shoeing refractory Horses.
Appendix. Hinds's Book of Receipts; tests for detecting adulterated Medicines ; and observations on various dietetics.
With Analytical Index to the Foregoing Conversations.
Lacking frontispiece, covers severely worn, most of spine label gone, lacking free endpapers, hinges broken, a good, reading copy only. Formerly owned in Bear River, Nova Scotia. As is. 100.00