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    James W. Freeman [editor]. Prose and Poetry of the Live Stock Industry of the United States. New York: Antiquarian Press, 1959. Limited to 550 numbered copies, of which this is number 39. 4to. 757 pp. Bound in half cowhide with blind-stamped brand designs to leather. Original mylar protective wraps. Facsimile reprint of the extremely rare 1890 edition. New introduction by Ramon Adams. Fine.

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    Prose and Poetry of the Live Stock Industry of the United States. With Outlines of the Origin and Ancient History of Our Live Stock Animals. New York: Antiquarian Press, 1959. Limited to 550 numbered copies, of which this is number 39. 4to. 757 pp. Many illustrations. Bound in half cowhide with buckram over boards. Blind stamped brand designs to the leather. Gilt stamped longhorn and lone star design to the front boards. Gilt lettering to spines. All edges gilt. Original mylar protective wraps. Facsimile reprint of the extremely rare 1890 edition. New introduction by Ramon Adams. Fine.

     

    Ramon Adams explains why this goldmine of cattle history was in desperate need of reprinting. "One of the most important and most sought-after books on the cattle industry. In all my years of book collecting, I have never seen this book listed in a dealer's catalog. When a dealer finds a copy, he always has a waiting list. All copies of this exceedingly rare book were issued to members of the national Live Stock Association."

     

    References: Adams Herd 844. Adams Six-Guns 764. Graff 14122. Howes P636.

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