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Pingenot Auction, Lot 268

268. RICHTHOFEN, Walter, Baron von. Cattle-Raising on the Plains. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1885. 102 [6, ads] pp. 12mo, original green cloth with red ruling and title stamped in gilt on upper cover. Light outer wear, otherwise fine.
         First edition. Adams, Herd 1892: "A scarce little book dealing with the business side of cattle raising, giving tables of profits to be made. This, with several other books of its kind, helped to create the cattle boom of the eighties." Campbell, 101 75. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 13. Graff 3499. Howes R273. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 23. Rader 2786. Reese, Six Score 90: "A rather strange little book written by a German nobleman with some ranching experience. Richthofen was enthusiastic about the range industry...[and was also] the father of the famous World War I ace."
($300-600)