San Francisco: 1918. 355,pp. Narrow octavo. Original red cloth, front board lettered in black. Moderate wear at spine extremities and corners; front hinge loosening. Light tanning. Very good. Item #672
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 and then abolished in 1919. Cattle Protection Service thereafter became a part of the Department of Food & Agriculture. This manual contains thousands of registered brands and ear marks, with an extensive index. It also prints the relevant sections of the Hide and Brand Law, with its own index and synopsis, and a list of licensed cattle slaughterers organized by county. A fascinating compendium for the early 20th-century California cattle business.
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