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!
A selection of items which recently appeared with us at the conference, Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone. The list features a wide array of material -- photos, manuscripts, ephemera, etc. -- from the greater area around Yellowstone and the northern Rocky Mountains. Enjoy!
Our latest list offers thirty items on the growth and development of California from the late 19th century through the early 20th century. There are several promotional brochures for specific towns - Petaluma, Chico, Porterville, and Martinez; automobile guides and maps; a run of the agricultural periodical the California Fruit Grower; an archive of a San Francisco shipyard with hundreds of blueprints; blueprint schematics for two different California dams; and more. Enjoy!
A list of twenty-five items from across Latin America, including Cuba, Mexico, South and Central America. Highlights include an unrecorded guide to Havana from 1916, photographs from Cuba just prior to the Spanish-American War, a mimeographed cookbook from Mexico, maps, archives, and a rare Spanish-language imprint from San Francisco.
An offering of twenty city directories ranging from Alaska to Kansas to Illinois. Directories are packed with so much information -- histories, civic information, the names and occupations of citizens and business owners, ads for local enterprises. We love directories. Primarily comprised of directories for Western states, the list also includes an early directory for Cincinnati with a segregated African-American listing, and a rare and unusual Illinois directory for the "Twin Cities" of Rock Island and Davenport, Iowa. Enjoy!
Twenty-five recent acquisitions including archives, photography, rare Western American imprints, and more. Highlights include a complete set of Civil War muster rolls for the 39th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, unrecorded auction catalogues of Oklahoma Indian land, the first pamphlet printed in the Dakota Territory, an early Cincinnati directory with a "colored" section, utopias, and the archive of a Texas woman in the late-19th century.