Publication: Privately printed, 1845-1869, Sunflower County, Mississippi
First edition. 12" x 8" quarter leather spine and blue paper over boards, n. p. [36 pp.], [4 pp. blank], [4 pp.]. All brands and description are in manuscript. This is a most unusual brand book. Some actual brands are shown as drawn and others are described. Some writing on the covers mentions Sun Flower County, Mississippi. Perhaps there were ranchers in the vicinity. This is the first and only manuscript brand book we have seen or heard about for Mississippi or a printed version. Not listed in Adams' Rampaging Herd. We feel this is a very rare brand book. Original blue cover paper is chipped, else a very good copy, housed in a cloth clamshell case with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gilt.
Inventory Number: 45055