Brand Books

Since 1948, the Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners has published 22 editions of The Brand Book, featuring articles and artwork by many leading Western historians and artists. Most of the Brand Books have only issued in very limited editions, primarily for our own membership, but they are also found in library collections throughout the West.

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The contents of each issue of The Brand Book are listed below.  Click the the title to view both the table of contents and front cover of each edition, respectively.  In some cases, a few copies are still available for purchase. Please visit our contact us page to request ordering information or details regarding a specific edition.

 

The Westerners Brand Book #1 (1948)
Homer Britzman, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #2 (1949)
Paul Galleher, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #3 (1950)
Homer E. Boelter, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #4 (1951)
Paul Bailey, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #5 (1953)
Bert Olson, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #6 (1956)
Arthur H. Clark, Jr., Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #7 (1957)
W.W. Robinson, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #8 (1959)
Don Meadows, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #9 (1961)
Henry H. Clifford, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #10 (1963)
E. I. Edwards, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #11 (1964)
The California Deserts … their people, their history, and their legends
Russ Leadabrand, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #12 (1966)
George Koenig, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book # 13 (1969)
William F. Kimes, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #14 (1974)
Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #15 (1978)
Anthony L. Lehman, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #16 (1982)
Raymund F. Wood, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #17 (1986)
Konrad F. Schreier, Jr., Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #18 (1991)
The Bidwell-Bartleson Party. 1841 California Emigrant Adventure. The Documents and Memoirs of Overland Pioneers
Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #19 (1996)
El Presidio de San Francisco, A History Under Spain and Mexico, 1776-1846
John Phillip Langellier and Daniel B. Rosen, Editors

Issued simultaneously by the Arthur H. Clark Company as volume 19 in their “Frontier Military Series.”
Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #20 (1997)
Rancho Days in Southern California – An Anthology with New Perspectives
Kenneth Pauley, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #21 (1999)
An Anthology of Articles that Appeared in The Branding Iron, 1948-1995
Msgr. Francis J. Weber, Editor

The Westerners Brand Book #22 (2004)
John W. Robinson, Editor

 At present three different Brand Books are in progress:

Early Aviation in Los Angeles County
Eric Nelson, Editor

Entertainment in the West, 1850-1930
Joseph Cavallo, Editor

Aloha, Amigos!  The Richard H. Dillon Memorial Volume
Brian Dervin Dillon, Editor

The first of these three to be completed will be published as our next Brand Book.