Lot 67 of 455:
The California Brand Book 1919 and sample cattle brand  

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Title:
The California Brand Book 1919 [and] Copy of the Brand of Frank Roach of Phelps Farm
Author:
Cattle Board of Protection of California
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Cattle Protection Board
Date:
[1918]
Description:

356 pp. 200 x 105 mm. Red cloth stamped in black.

This book was published under the provisions of the Hide and Brand Law, sponsored by the cattlemen of California, in an attempt to "protect breeders and growers of cattle from theft..." and allow for registrations and other protections. For two years it was administered by the Cattle Protection Board, established in 1917, which was abolished in 1919. Cattle Protection Service thereafter became a part of the Department of Food & Agriculture.

 

Also included is a copy of the "brand and ear mark" of Frank Roach of Phelps Ranch, along with a questionable drawing of a cow.

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Condition:
Extremities rubbed, spine rubbed and worn, back cover stained; pages toned, some folded; overall very good.
 
Item number:
302226a
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