North American Auction Company
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Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 158

C. 1883 Kansas City's Live Stock Traders 1st Ed.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Featured in this lot is a Rare First Edition of "Twenty Years Of Kansas City's Live Stock Trade and Traders", by Cuthbert Powell, 1893. A very scarce book on the history of the Kansas City stockyards and its inhabitants, man and animal. Chapters on the packing industry, various animal in the stock yards, biographical sketches and photographs of many of the early traders. Powell was editor of various live stock journals in Kansas City, and he followed events and personages with a reporter's eye. Also included in this lot is a May 18, 1904 accounting sheet from Gilman Reed & Co., Live Stock Commission Merchants, Room 200, Live Stock Exchange, Kansas City Stock Yards. The stockyards were built to provide better prices for livestock owners. Previously, livestock owners west of Kansas City could only sell at whatever price the railroad offered. With the Kansas City Livestock Exchange and the Stockyards, cattle were sold to the highest bidder. This blue-green, cloth bound, gold gilt stamped texture hardcover is in good overall condition, with a bit of scuffing noted to cover edges and a loose spine. Intact pages exhibit age tanning, and some pages are loose from the binding. Measures 8"L x 5.5"W x 1"D.*

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