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A NEW INDUSTRY, OR RAISING THE ANGORA GOAT, AND MOHAIR, FOR PROFIT.WITH A COMPLETE MANUAL UPON THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF GOATS, AND HOW TO GRADE UP THE COMMON MEXICAN GOAT.

Black, William L.:

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From Nick Aretakis (Manteca, CA, U.S.A.)

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[Fort Worth, Tx.: Keystone Printing Company, 1900]. 486,xxxvii pp. Profusely illustrated. Portrait. Modern green cloth, with a square portion of the original gilt cloth title affixed to front board, spine gilt. Staining in the lower edge of the textblock, often seeping into the lower margin of text leaves. Very good overall. A presentation copy, inscribed "compliments of the author," on a front fly leaf. William L. Black (1843-1941) Confederate veteran and blockade runner, was a true industry pioneer. Following the Civil War he worked as a cotton broker before becoming enamored of the angora goat and its great potential in commerce as a source of mohair and meat. Black became involved in raising goats in 1884 and his flock soon grew to more than 8000 head. He spread the gospel of the great potential of the angora industry in pamphlets, periodicals, and this, his magnum opus, which seemingly tells more than one would ever need to know about the subject. It became the Bible of angora raising and mohair production for the next half century, and in 1926 Black sued the USDA for infringement on the copyright of this book. He discusses the historical, commercial, and practical features of the industry, gives notes from a number of breeders not only in Texas but also in California, Iowa, and Oregon, lauds the goat as an excellent method of clearing brushy land, includes information on preparing mohair for market, grading and dressing goatskin, the angora's relative immunity to disease, angora venison as a salable product, and much, much more. Quite scarce in the market. HOWES B487. Bookseller Inventory # 1482

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Title: A NEW INDUSTRY, OR RAISING THE ANGORA GOAT, ...

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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