Markhams maister-peece : contayning all knowledge belonging to the smith, farrier, or horse-leech, touching the curing of all diseases in horses: drawne with great paine, and most approved experience, from the publicke practise of all the forraine horse-marshals in Christendome; and from the private practice of all the best farriers of this kingdome. Being divided into two bookes. The first contaying all cures physicall: the second all belonging to chyrurgery; with an addition of 160. principall chapters, and 370. most excellent medicines, never written of, nor mentioned in any author whatosever. Together with the true nature, vse, and quality of every simple spoken of through the whole worke
written by Gervase Markham, Gent
Imprinted at London :
By Nicholas and Iohn Okes dwelling in the well yard in little St. Bartholmews neere the Hospitall Gate,
|Edition:||Now the fifth time newly imprinted, corrected, and augmented, with above thirty new chapters, and above forty new medicines that are most certaine and approved; and heretofore never published, which you shall finde noted thus [pointing hand].|
|Physical Description:||, 588, 599-601,  p.,  folded leaf of plates : ill. (woodcuts) ; 20 cm (4to)|
|Place of Publication:|
England -- London.
|Bibliographical reference number:|
|General note:||"The second booke: containing all cures chirurgicall" has separate dated title page; register and pagination are continuous.|
Signatures: [A]⁸ B-2P⁸ 2Q⁸(-2Q8).
The author's name appears after the edition statement on the title page.
The first leaf is blank.
The folded plate is a woodcut of a horse, with the locations of specific diseases and injuries numbered.
With an additional title page, engraved, and signed: Ren: Elstrak sculpsit.
With six final contents leaves; the last leaf is blank.
|Citation / References note:||ESTC, S112168|
Poynter, F.N.L. Markham, 20.5
STC (2nd ed.), 17379
|Immediate source of acquisition note:|
Donation; Henry Puckering.
|Other copy-specific details note:|
Copy note: in this copy 2Q8 is present and is the cancel title page used for STC 17379.5. - Lacks the first leaf [A]1.
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