Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory.
Saint Louis: 1895. Folio.  743pp, illustrated with plates, portraits, index to the historical section, index of biographies, and an index of illustrations. Without the frontispiece, not issued with all copies.
Original gilt-stamped calf with vignette of a longhorn on the cover; rebacked in cloth, repairs at board edges. Minor soiling and wear internally.
One of the "Big Four" Cattle books, with biographies of some 448 cattlemen and extensive contemporary account of the Texas Cattle trade.
One of the so-called "big four" cattle books and, in our experience, the most difficult to obtain. The size and nature of the binding on this book often results in its being found in poor condition. "Supposedly most of the first edition was destroyed in a warehouse fire, hence its rarity today" (Merrill). "The book contains a wealth of information, and is a cornerstone in any range library" (Six Score).
Merrill Aristocrat, p.17; Six Score, 24; Adams Herd 593; Dobie, p.100; Dykes Kid 29; Graff 891; JenkinsBasic Texas Books 34; Howes C820, "b;" Rader 1891; Saunders 2846; Vandale 44.