Catalogues

List #18 - Recent Acquisitions

List #18 - Recent Acquisitions

Our latest list offers up thirty-five items new to inventory and freshly catalogued, in a wide array of formats and subject areas.  Highlights include a rare and unrecorded African-American women’s lodge item from Missouri; a rare work on Cuban railroads published in Cienfuegos; stereoviews of an industrial manufacturer in Chicago; an archive of a Cincinnati policeman’s beat in the 1940s; a photo album of a woman missionary in Bolivia in the 1930s; an enormous oil plat map from Texas; a scarce account of crime and villainy published in rural Tennessee in the 1830s; and much more.  Enjoy!

Entrada: A Third Collective Offering

Entrada: A Third Collective Offering

Another joint effort with Tschanz Rare Books and Johnson Rare Books & Archives, this catalogue takes the place of our RBMS trip, journeying geographically from Los Angeles to Indiana. McBRB highlights include a Nevada railroad freight log book, several pieces related to rail travel across the plains, a rare map of the Alton & Terre Haute Railway, and a manuscript volume of an Indiana railroad union.  Enjoy!

Getman Virtual Fair - June 2020

Getman Virtual Fair - June 2020

A list of twelve items appearing in our first virtual book fair booth!  Highlights include a large archive of photos from post-war Okinawa, a Mexican military manual, a turn-of-the-century Texas photo album kept by two young women in Houston, a rare guide to Havana from 1899, and more.  Enjoy!

Around the Water Cooler: Collective Catalogue #2

Around the Water Cooler: Collective Catalogue #2

Our second collaboration with Tschanz Rare Books and Johnson Rare Books & Archives.  McBRB highlights include a handsome photo album depicting life at the Grand Canyon Lime & Cement Co. mines in Arizona; a rare lithograph of the largest mass execution in U.S. history (of Native Americans, of course); a rare Colorado soil conservation pamphlet from the 1930s; and a wax museum broadside advertisement from San Francisco.  Enjoy!

Houston Book Fair 2020

Houston Book Fair 2020

A cooperative catalogue in partnership with Langdon Manor Books, LLC for another fair which was canceled due to COVID-19.  It is chock full of exciting material -- McBRB highlights include a 1902 map of Harris County (where Houston is located), an archive of a guard at a Texas POW camp in its original suitcase, several Mexican bracero narratives, a large Oklahoma railroad map, and much more.  Enjoy!

Western Roundup: A Collective Catalogue

Western Roundup: A Collective Catalogue

A joint effort with Johnson Rare Books & Archives and Tschanz Rare Books.  Sadly, due to COVID-19, the Western Archivists' Meeting -- and the accompanying book fair -- was canceled.   We have, therefore, banded together with our colleagues to offer a selection of ten items from each firm which would have appeared with us at the conference.  McBRB highlights include the archive of a Western mining family, an archive of Czech immigrants in L.A. in the 1960s, the diaries of a California farmer during the Civil War, and more.  Enjoy!

List #17 - The Civil War

List #17 - The Civil War

Twenty items from inventory relating to the American Civil War and Reconstruction.  Highlights include an unrecorded regimental songsheet; letters on the Confederate defense of Pensacola; an Illinois soldier's diary of service on the Mississippi River; an unrecorded pictorial letter sheet from South Carolina; and much more. Enjoy!

List #16 - Photography

List #16 - Photography

A list of twenty items, most of which are new to inventory.  Subject matter ranges from American West to travel abroad to World Wars and more, while formats include vernacular albums, a professional panorama, stereocards, and some real photo postcards for good measure.  Enjoy!