Catalogues

List #40 - Western Americana

List #40 - Western Americana

Our latest list is comprised of thirty items of Western Americana. Highlights include a book by an African-American bishop from Los Angeles; an archive of letters recording one man’s experiences working on the railroad in turn-of-the-century Arizona; a wonderful archive of an Oregon miner’s letters; a Japanese-American woman’s photo album from the 1940s; a large map of Limestone County, Texas; and more. Enjoy!

Rare Books LAX 2022

Rare Books LAX 2022

We return to Rare Books LAX! Highlights from our fair list include a Mexican manuscript cook book; a Mexican-American California girl's archive; several interesting pieces of Californiana, both printed and manuscript; a rare work on the Cuban revolution; several works of Japanese Americana; a handsome volume of Mexican novenas, and more. Enjoy!

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair 2022

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair 2022

If you missed the Seattle Fair, this is your chance to shop our booth! Highlights include choice pieces of African Americana; an Indian School report from Alaska; an Oregon gold miner's archive; manuscript diaries and archives from Montana, Arizona, and Colorado; a diary recounting a journey cross-country by rail in the 1880s; several Native American photographic items; and more. Enjoy!

Catalogue Two

Catalogue Two

Our second printed catalogue offers seventy-five items from a wide array of genres and formats. Highlights include a rare printing of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation; an important account of the French intervention in Mexico; a Texas-related Civil War archive; a rare California Gold Rush broadside, and much more.

List #39 - From Slavery to Civil Rights

List #39 - From Slavery to Civil Rights

The present list comprises twenty-five items of African-American history, from slavery to the Civil Rights era, from Phillis Wheatley to Dr. King.  Highlights include a rare directory from Detroit; an annotated photo album from a young Black woman in Missouri; a first printing of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham City Jail; a rare African-American novel; the law banning the slave trade in Mexico, 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!

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!

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!