Item #242101 My Life on the Range. Cattle Trade, John Clay.

My Life on the Range.

Chicago: Privately Printed, [1924].

First edition. 17 plates from photographs. [8], 365 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in gilt. Apart from one small, faint stain on upper cover, this is a fine, clean copy. Original owner's signature on front pastedown, "E.O. Wooton / Washington, D.C. / Dec. 1924" Howes C470. Item #242101

A classic of ranch life in Wyoming. "[Clay] came to America in 1874, having known cattle, farmers, and literature from childhood. He became the outstanding representative of the British-owned cattle companies of the 1880's. His MY LIFE ON THE RANGE (privately printed,1924) is packed with facts on cattle, cattlemen, and ranches. I cite it here for its pictures of life and its sense of the beautiful" (J. Frank Dobie, COW PEOPLE).

The original owner, E.O. Wooton.,(1865-1945), was an American botanist, professor of chemistry and botany at New Mexico State College from 1890 to 1911, and assistant curator at the National Herbarium in 1910.

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