Small softcover booklet in VG condition. 1958 reprint of 1875 edition distributed free of charge by the Kansas Pacific Railway Co. Turquoise paper wrappers are clean and undamaged except for a very small ding along the top edge near the spine. No holes or tears. Staple binding is tight. Interior pages are clean, undamaged and unmarked. Fold-out map once attached to the interior back panel is now loose and has been attached to the booklet with clear cellophane tape. Map copyrighted by Texas author and illustrator Bill Leftwich. Nice copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Guide Map of the Great Texas Cattle Trail ...
Publisher: Pecos Press, Bill Leftwich: Pecos, TX
Publication Date: 1958
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description David M. Smith for the Branding Iron Press, 1955]., [Evanston, 1955. First edition. Reprints the exceedingly rare original 1874 printing. Printed wrappers, 21  pp. Illustrations are tipped-in from Joseph. G. McCoy's The Cattle Trade of The West And Southwest, folding map. Facsimile of the rare first edition, laid into publisherâ€™s tan pictorial paper portfolio, printed with explanatory text. Limited to 750 numbered copies of which this is number 311. Contains much information regarding the cattle trade and the Kansas rail-head markets or shipping points. Pages 13-21 provide a detailed description of the trail. Facsimile of the scarce 1874 first edition (published by the Kansas Pacific Railway Co.). Introduction by Herbert O. Brayer, who writes: â€śAlthough tens of thousands of copies were published and distributed by the railroad and its agents, only a relative few survived. They are highly prized by depositories and collectors of Americana.â€ť The map details the rail lines from Kansas City to Denver and surrounding areas, and the â€śbest and shortest cattle trails from Texasâ€ť as well as â€śChisumâ€™s Trailâ€ť from Ft. Sumner to Los Animas. Bookseller Inventory # 41565