Publication: Privately printed, 1903, NP
First edition. 8vo. 9" x 6" pictorial wrappers. 32 pp. (including wrappers), illustrations, advertisements. "This booklet is dedicated to the banishment of the genus SCRUB. Long has he been an abomination on the earth. Long has he consumed grain and herbage and given in return waste and grief. May his tribe cease. May his generation be no more." A scrub animal is the product of bad breeding, bad care, or a combination of both. This booklet discusses the importance of pedigree animals and moreover, ridding the stock of any scrubs. Only this way can stock be improved. Sections on what is a scrub animal, what is a grade animal, what is a pedigree, the value of combined breeding, scrub roosters, scrub rams, differences in values between scrub and pure-bred animals, dairy test associations and their importance, co-operative bull associations and their benefits, etc. Numerous photographs depicting scrub animals vs. pure-bred animals. Center pages show visualized pedigrees of a scrub bull vs. a pure-bred bull. "Better live stock means better homes, better living, better work, better crops, better buildings, better soil, better fences, more profit, more interest for boys and girls and therefore, better folks." Wrappers lightly soiled and with light wear to the spine and a light vertical crease to rear panel, else very good. A very interesting booklet!
Inventory Number: 35713