Rare 1895 Cattle Industry of Texas Book with Case

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An outstanding copy of a scarce and important work. “The Cattle Industry of Texas and Adjacent Territory: Historical and Biographical, 1895”. By James Cox. First Edition. Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co. Saint Louis. “Presentation Copy in Full Crimson Morocco” leather, this is the only known copy in this original presentation binding. Signed "Compliments - Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co - Nov. 1906 - St Louis Mo." in ink. Color frontispiece, "A Stampede" is present and sharp. One of the "Big Four" cattle books. With custom case. Edges show slight wear.

Graff 891; Herd 593; Howes C820; Merrill Aristocrat, page 17; Adams "Six-Score" 24; Jenkins Basic Texas Books 34.

Lot 627, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $15,000-20,000.