The Cattle Industry of Texas and Adjacent Territory Historical and Biographical 1895
book, First Edition
12.5 x 10.5 x 2.5 inches
Published in 1895 by Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co., Saint Louis, Missouri, this compendium of Texas cattle and cattlemen is considered one of the rarest of Texas books. Conceived as a biographical dictionary to be sold primarily to the 449 Texas cattlemen whose biographies appeared in it, the final published book contained so much value on the cattle industry that it has become a classic in its field. The other half of the 743 page volume, written by James Cox, provides one of the two or three best contemporary accounts of the history of the Texas cattle trade. One of the ‘big four’ cattle books, and after Freeman’s "Prose and Poetry", the most important. The book contains a wealth of information, and is a cornerstone in any range library. It is believed that very few of these books still exist.
The book appears to be in good condition. It has been re-bound in leather with the original book and spine covers re-attached. There is some discoloration within the pages, some of which is due to the acidity of the interior tissue paper.
Private Collection, Norman, Oklahoma