21 June 2005
RICHTHOFEN, Walter (1848-1898), Baron von. Cattle-Raising on the Plains of North America. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1885.
12o (174 x 118 mm). (Some pale dampstaining along foremargin.) Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on upper cover. Provenance: Samuel Lane Boardman Library (bookplate, shelf sticker on upper cover).
FIRST EDITION. "A rather strange little book written by a German nobleman with some ranching experience. Richthofen was enthusiastic about the range industry. The book falls in the same category, although with more tempered enthusiasm, as Brisbin's Beef Bonanza... It is unusual reading, in a manner which suggests it was written in German and then translated too literally. Richthofen was the father of the famous World War I ace" (Reese Six Score 90). Adams Herd 1892; Graff 3499; Howes R-273.
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