Lot 280 of 455:
Ranch Life in Indian Territory 1896  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$2,160
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
Ranch Life in Southern Kansas and the Indian Territory, as Told by a Novice. How a Fortune was Made in Cattle.
Author:
Miller, Benjamin S
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Fless & Ridge Printing Company
Date:
1896
Description:

163, [1] pp. With photographic portrait frontispiece. (8vo), original decorative wrappers; housed in maroon cloth chemise and slipcase with morocco spine label lettered in gilt. First Edition. 

Miller was born in 1851, attended Cornell, and went to Kansas in 1878. This colorful narrative is considered one of the best firsthand account of ranching in Indian Territory from that early era. Quite scarce.  

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Condition:
Light wear and toning to wrappers with chipping to spine ends, minor chipping to corners; ownership signature to the top of inner front wrapper; a nice copy, better than generally encountered; very good.
 
Item number:
302789
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