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RANCH LIFE IN SOUTHERN KANSAS AND THE INDIAN TERRITORY, AS TOLD BY A NOVICE. HOW A FORTUNE WAS MADE IN CATTLE
Fless & Ridge Printing Company, 1896. - First edition. 8vo. Signed by the author on the title page. Original pictorial wrappers with title stamped in blue on spine and front cover, 2.p 1., (7)-163 (1)pp., portrait. Miller was born in 1851 and went to Kansas in 1878. This colorful account of his life as a rancher there over the next five years is an excellent first-hand account of ranching in the Indian territory during that early period. Miller attended Cornell University, spent a year and a half in Alaska in 1898-99 and died in Binghamton, New York in 1930. Adams Herd 1485 says "rare". Streeter Sale 2387: "An account of herding in the Cherokee Strip in the seventies." The author was one of the early presidents of the Cherokee Strip Livestock Association in the early seventies. Adams Six Guns 1486: "Rare. The book contains some firsthand information on Billy the Kid and tells about the attempt of the mob at Las Vegas to take prisoners away from Pat Garrett, an incident the author witnessed." Merrill Aristocrats of the Cow Country: "His book is a vivid portrayal of the business of the Cattle-barons of the plains and as he stated in the title "How a Fortune Was Made in Cattle." Two small old water stains to the fore-edges of the front and rear covers, else a near fine, bright copy, housed in a quarter leather and cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine. A choice copy of this rare and important cattle book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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