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    Scarce copy of History of the Cettlemen of Texas

    History of the Cattlemen of Texas. A Brief Resume of the Stock Industry of the Southwest and a Biographical Sketch of Many of the Important Characters Whose Lives are Interwoven Therein. Dallas: Johnston Printing and Advertising Company, 1914. First edition. Large 8vo. 327pp. Frontispiece. 55 illustrations. Rebound to style in black textured cloth, with original leather title label with gilt lettering mounted to front board. Gilt lettering to spine. Some mild rubbing to extremities. Mild to moderate foxing to three blank fly-leaves, to half-title, and to fore-edge. A tight and bright copy in near fine condition.

    From the foreword: "The private libraries of Texans and the public libraries of the Southwest will be enriched by the addition of a volume dedicated to the lives and deeds and work of the cattlemen of Texas, the men who have been identified with the industry in all its vicissitudes of fortune and whose names are household words in the city and hamlet as well as in the country range." The first 61 pages give a history and overview of Texas ranching, followed by 58 biographic sketches of cattlemen.

    This book was sold in a very limited run to subscribers. Adams calls it "exceedingly rare." And William Reese, in Six-Score, considers this "the rarest, most important, and least known book on the range cattle industry. No author is known. My personal belief is that Russell Evan Ward, whose sketch appears last in the book, may have had something to do with its compiling." He concludes that it "should be one of the most prized books of any collector fortunate enough to own one." TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer's Premium will go to support TSHA.


    References: Haley, Vandale, pp. 23-215. Herd 2254. Howes T127. Six-Score 59.




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