HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF THE CATTLE INDUSTRY AND THE CATTLEMEN OF TEXAS AND THE ADJACENT TERRITORY

St. Louis: Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co., 1895. First edition. Large thick 4to. 743 pp. Illus. from photographs, plates, portraits, color frontis., "A Stampede" from a painting by Gean Smith. Howes C-820 ("b"). Adams "Herd" 593: One of the 'Big four' cattle books. An important book on the cattle industry, and no collector's library would be complete without it. It is rarely found with the frontispiece, and since it is an unusually heavy book and the leather has deteriorated with age, its back strip is usually missing or in bad condition, It is said that the scarcity of this book is due to the fact that nearly all of the edition was lost in a warehouse fire." Jenkins "Basic Texas Books" 34: "Conceived as a mug book to be sold primarily to the people whose biographies appeared in it, the final published book contained so much of value on the cattle industry that it has become a classic in its field." Reese "Six-Score" 24: "Vital and useful book." Graff 891. Very good copy in an attractive new binding. Rebound in brown morocco, employing the original gilt-stamped front panel and the original rear panel as onlays in recessed compartments, front and rear, and the original floral endpapers (replacing the rear pastedown with a plain endpaper), gilt title on spine. (#4754). Item #57733

Price: $9,500.00

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