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Trails Of Yesterday by  John Bratt

Trails Of Yesterday

by John Bratt

First edition. 8vo. Gift inscription on front fly leaf to May Cody Decker, Dec. 25th, 1921 (May Hannah "May" Cody Decker, 1852-1926), born in Iowa, died in Colorado, sister of Buffalo Bill Cody. Pictorial cloth, xi [3], 302 pp., teg, frontis, illustrated with drawings and photos. "The author was one of the first ranchers in Nebraska. An Englishman, Bratt came to America in 1864 at the age of 17. In the late 1860's, he worked as a bullwhacker supplying Ft. Kearny and other Army posts. He started his cattle business in 1870, and most of his narrative is devoted to the development of the ranching industry on the central plains."---William S. Reese. "Bratt's story is a minor classic because of the raw but credible frontier adventures of a young English emigrant."---Merrill J. Mattes. Light wear to the spine ends and corners, gold gilt on front cover and spine is bright, else a very good copy. A nice association copy.

Inventory Number: 44967

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