Catalogues

List #4 - "Cheap Homes for All!" Promotional Literature of the American West

Our fourth list focuses on promotional material for the American West -- brochures and pamphlets encouraging settlers, travelers, and investors in the region.  Items here cover the Dakotas, Iowa, the Great Plains, Colorado, California, and Texas.  Much of this material is ephemeral and either unrecorded or known in only a few copies.  Enjoy!

Rare Books L.A. 2019

A varied selection of material appearing with us at Rare Books L.A. in February 2019. Highlights include a gorgeous orotone of Mount Rainier by a Seattle photographer in the original frame; a large Arizona blueprint mining map; a small archive concerning election shenanigans in 1860s Texas; an archive of a traffic engineer studying traffic problems in Lima and Santiago; and many other interesting archival and ephemeral pieces relating to California, Texas, and the broader American West.

List #3 - Manuscripts & Archives

A list offering 20 items ranging from 19th-century Louisiana, to medicine in Colorado in the early 1900s, to a woman artist's archive of drawings and watercolors that spans most of her life. A wide selection of material with significant research potential.

List #2 - New Acquisitions

A list of 25 items, covering a wide array of subject areas in the 19th and 20th centuries. We are pleased to offer a Reconstruction-era dime novel with African American content, an early California directory, an unrecorded Havana imprint from the 1850s, several interesting archives, Gandhi on the art of fasting, and many more.  Enjoy!

List #1 - Western Americana

A selection of 25 items spanning the American West, with a slight focus on Texas and California. Deaturing maps, directories, manuscripts, and vernacular photography.