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A CIVIL WAR ERA VETERINARY MEDICINE TONIC "RECIPE FOR SPANISH FEVER" REMEDY FOR HORSE, TEXAS, CIRCA 1865,

hand inscribed ink on paper fragment, "Recipe for the Spanish Fever. Ing. = take 3 spoon fulls of pulverised copper, 3 spoon fulls pink salt, one pint of common water. Put all in one pot over a slow fire, simmer the whole to a powder. Stirring then all the time. Then take one pint of old soft soap, and one pint of water & stir all together over a slow fire. Then drench the horse = Twice will cure. Don't feed or any heating aid. Keep the horse in the shade & Feed on Green food.," signed "Battle," verso, "Recipe for Spanish Fever." 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Provenance:Estate of Dr. Paul E. Shutts, Houston, Texas.

Condition:

Some ink bleed, minor tone, edges uneven, creases, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized
$200
09/20/2020

 

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