Publication: Compiled and Published By The American Printing Company, 1915, Miles City, Montana
First edition. Tall 8vo. Original stapled, printed, stiff wrappers, 167  pp., introduction, illustrated from brands and advertisements, plus additional advertisements on a bound-in sheet of orange colored paper. A scarce Montana brand book, covering stock located in eight counties in the eastern portion of the state, and published in Miles City, the seat of Custer County. This copy bears the name of Paul Renn, an early settler of Prairie County, on the front wrapper. By the time this brand book was published, Renn was among the wealthiest men in Prairie County, and his brands are listed herein, along with those of hundreds of male and female cattle owners in eastern Montana. The brands are listed alphabetically for the entire region, and each brand is illustrated. The introduction is by Custer County Sheriff A.B. Middleton, who played a large role in compiling the brands, endeavoring to make the list as thorough and accurate as possible. This volume also includes ads for dozens of businesses in Miles City, Billings, and elsewhere in Montana. Not in Adams’ Herd. OCLC locates five copies, at Yale, the Glendive Public Library, Montana Historical Society, Montana State University, and the Kohrs Memorial Library in Deer Lodge. There is also a copy at the University of Montana. Covers are lightly used, spine protected with modern cellophane tape, former owner's name (Paul Renn) boldly written on the front cover, and some minor notes in pencil in the margins, else a very good, solid copy.
Inventory Number: 46676