A Handbook of Horse-shoeing

by Jno. A.W. Dollar
originally published in 1898
reprinted by Springer Archival Classics
P.O. Box 193
Chatham, New York 12037 USA
Hardbound, 438 pages, illustrated, $45 + $4.50 s&h
Reviewed by Diana Mead Jordan
This review was published in the November, 1996 issue of ANVIL Magazine

This classic was compiled and written by a veterinary surgeon. He collected what he knew to be the best available German, French, Italian and English works on horseshoeing, then translated them and combined them into this volume. This huge work is a unique collection of historical material. Both the farrier and the historian will find value here. Springer Archival Classics has taken this and several other old volumes from the New York Library and reprinted them, "dedicated to keeping books in print and accessible to the public." Another interesting volume on farriery in this collection is Tips & Toe-Weights, by Joseph Calm Simpson (originally published in 1883). See the Blacksmithing Book & Video Review section for another review of this series.

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