Markham’s Masterpiece

U.S. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE – Michael J. North, Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in NLM’s History of Medicine Division, takes a look at one of the mos…more

The Belly of a Horse (1820)

Anatomical diagram from William Carver’s Practical horse farrier, or, The traveller’s pocket companion: shewing the best method to preserve the horse in health;…more

Horse Drawn Fire Engines (1896)

Four horse drawn fire engines roar up a snow-covered Newark, New Jersey, street while spectators watch from the sidelines. Until the mid-19th century most fire engi…more

Horse Laughs (1891)

Remarkably strange little book on account of much of the humour being lost over the passage of time – often resulting in surreal, if not somewhat disconcerting, lit…more