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Carlo Ruini, Anatomia del Cavallo [Anatomy of the Horse]. Venetia: Fioravante Prati, 1618. Edinburgh was a centre for veterinary studies, particularly farriery, from the early 19th century, and this has resulted in outstanding collections of books and manuscripts. Ruini (1530-1598) was a pioneering anatomist who applied to the horse the kind of rigorous approach that had been applied to human anatomy by the likes of Andreas Vesalius. This copy of his splendidly-illustrated work was formerly in the Veterinary Library.