Catalogues

List #37 - Recently Catalogued

List #37 - Recently Catalogued

This list features twenty-five newly-catalogued items on a wide variety of subjects. Highlights include a vernacular photo album of an African-American family in Texas; a rare Colombian grammar; a rare run of a Cuban newspaper; a large archive of a Mexican-American soldier in the Korean War; a run of scripts from a woman's radio show about the U.S. Air Force; several other pieces of African Americana, Latin Americana, and more. Enjoy!

List #38 - Travel

List #38 - Travel

Summer means travel!  This list features twenty items about hitting the road, with a wide array of manuscripts, photo albums, and printed narratives.  Tour Mexico, Panama, the American West, and float the Mississippi River with us.  Enjoy!

RBMS Showcase 2022 (Virtual)

RBMS Showcase 2022 (Virtual)

Join us for this year's RBMS Showcase (Virtual Edition, again). We offer a wide array of archives, interesting imprints, photography, and more.  Highlights include a narrative of a voyage to the California gold fields; a rare Mexican cook book; a collection of photos documenting mid-century Haiti; notes for a thesis on indigenous languages; numerous pieces of Texana, African Americana, Latin Americana, and more.  Enjoy!

Rare Books L.A., Palm Springs

Rare Books L.A., Palm Springs

If you didn't have a chance to make it to Rare Books Palm Springs, we offer here our list of materials from the show for your perusal.  The list includes forty-five manuscript, archival, and photographic items from across Mexico and the American West.  Highlights include unusual vernacular photographs from Alaska; images from the Border War in Texas and Arizona; an account of a voyage around Cape Horn to the California gold fields; a large archive of a Colorado mining company; an important photographic record of post-War Okinawa and Saipan; and a wonderful photographic album of California views by William Tyler. Enjoy!

List #36 - New Acquisitions

List #36 - New Acquisitions

Our latest list is twenty-five freshly acquired and catalogued items, covering a wide array of subjects, formats, and regions.  Highlights include the photographic and written records of a nurse at a Native American hospital in Tacoma; the revised 1851 Indiana state constitution which prohibited the settlement of African Americans; an unusual Hungarian memoir of a medical doctor who was with Maximilian I in Mexico; a large Texas oil map; an eyewitness account of the burning of Baranof Castle in Sitka, Alaska; and many more interesting and eclectic items.  Enjoy!

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2022

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2022

As per usual, we will have a wide array of archives and interesting imprints with us.  Highlights include a photographic archive documenting sealing in the Pribilof Islands of Alaska; a New Testament in the Cree language; a large paper copy of Thomas Nuttall’s American Sylva in a contemporary striped cloth binding; a gorgeous bespoke album of photographs of Mexico by Paul-Emile Miot; a group of documents on the trans-Atlantic slave trade; numerous interesting pieces of Latin and Western Americana, and much more.

List #35 - Mexico

List #35 - Mexico

List 35 is our first list devoted entirely to Mexico and its imprints.  We offer herein thirty items on a wide variety of subjects, from railroads to literature to history and viewbooks.  Highlights include a rare viewbook of Tamaulipas; an illustrated, satirical newspaper from the 1890s; a group of children’s books; imprints from Puebla, Saltillo, and Durango; two different printer’s cancels; and much more.  Enjoy!

List #34 - Vernacular Photography

List #34 - Vernacular Photography

The present list is comprised of twenty-five collections of vernacular photographs, primarily as albums, from a wide variety of times and places.  Highlights include agricultural photography from early-20th century New Mexico; two mid-20th century African American family photo albums from the Western United States; phosphate mining in Florida; images from the Jacksonville Fire of 1901; an album kept by a member of the Y.W.C.A. in Hawaii; several women’s travel albums; several family travel albums from the American West and the national parks; a teenage girl’s photo scrapbook from Skagway, Alaska; and more.  Enjoy!