A selection of materials appearing with us at the Boston Shadow Show. Highlights include a copy of Rafinesque on Ohio Bivalves; several interesting pieces on the Civil War; a Boston edition of George Washington's Will; a broadside advertising the film "Birth of a Nation"; several items relating to Texas and other western locales; a photo album of an African-American paratrooper in the 1950s; and much more. Enjoy!
Our latest list is a reprise of our fourth list, published earlier this year, featuring promotional literature of the American West, encouraging settlement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. List #12 features twenty-four freshly-catalogued items ranging across the West, from California to Texas to Idaho to Nebraska and points in between. Materials include pamphlets, broadsides, an odd letter sheet from Oklahoma, and a multitude of images. Most items are either unrecorded or known in only a few copies. Enjoy!
Combined with our offerings from Rare Books LAX, these items appear in our booth at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. We offer herein a superb orotone of Mount Rainier; an archive of letters written by a Washington prospector and pioneer; lovely photographs of the timber industry by Kinsey; several regional promotional works, and much more.
An offering of material appearing in our booth at the first annual Rare Books LAX. Highlights include a wide array of Californiana, including several choice manuscript pieces; an archive of Japanese internment materials; several Western American photo albums; directories, mining archives, maps, and much more.
A list of twenty-four items on early automobiles and motoring. This includes road guides, maps, photo albums, and a manuscript permit for driving an electric car in Central Park in 1900. Geographically, we span the country, with an emphasis on California and the West -- Utah, Texas, Kansas, Arizona, Wyoming. Enjoy!
Featuring a wide selection of material appearing with us at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair. The list includes a rare Cuban imprint in an ornate contemporary binding; several fascinating pieces of African-Americana; material from the Civil War; a group of magazines published by the Nazi Party in Mexico during the 1930s; the diaries of a Brooklyn woman spanning her lifetime; a massive archive of records from the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum featuring 19th-century photographs of the female inmates; and much more. Enjoy!
Our latest list offers twenty-five pieces of western cartography, including maps of the Dakotas, California, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Missouri, and Arkansas. Topics covered range from water rights and railroad development to oil fields and mining claims and more -- all subjects vital to the development of the American West, presented here in cartographic form. Enjoy!
We offer a selection of modestly-priced material recently catalogued, covering all regions of the country. There are several works relating to Texas, California, and Alaska; two salesman's sample books; an Alabama prison magazine; several pieces of African-Americana; letters from Arizona and the Philippines; photos of mining in Mexico, and more. Enjoy!