Circa 1850 Horse & Cattle Trading Ledger (repurposed) to Literary & Pictorial Scrapbook
(Americana - 19h Century - Manuscript - Business History - Horses)

United States of America: Not Published, 1850. F (34) pages. Periodical clippings, stories, pictures, poetry, by Clara Augusta, Artemus Ward, William James Lisle, R.H. Willoughby, Brandreth's Almanac, and clipped pictorials from many publications, with dates 1860 - 1880s are pasted-in items. Beneath these are found entries for the sale of livestock, mostly for horses, with the names of buyers & sellers & horse type, age, sex: "Brook mare & sucking colt; 3 year old gelding colt; pair brood mares and their colts; pair matched horses for all work" etc. The top cover with attached label, a handwritten title: "Grade Cattle P. 1 Blood Cattle P. 7 Working Oxen Cows & Calves P. 13 Horses 19" (with) some laid-in ephemera regarding the Benjamin & Hicks families - a couple of marriage certificates, one lacking the usual photo-portraits & a trade card. The volume approx. 8" x 13 1/2" size; blue marbled paper over cardstock, thin leather covered spine, perished. Boards very worn, detached from block, sewing coming undone and leaves loosened. In good condition and an interesting compilation of pictorial scraps and literary ephemera, repurposed from a cattle & horse trading business from the 19th century in America. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24841)


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