We’re kicking off the New Year with a bang, offering thirty manuscript and archival items on a wide array of subjects. Materials include a collection of letters from the Mexican-American War; an archive of letters detailing mining activities in Costa Rica; an important archive of a naval officer in Florida during the Civil War, including details of an outbreak of yellow fever; a Reconstruction-era ledger recording the farming activities of Blacks in post-Civil War Virginia; travel diaries from Alaska and California; a large archive of a woman’s teaching career in Montana; several nice pieces of Texana; and more. Enjoy!
Boston Virtual Book Fair! A list of twenty-five items featuring a nice blend of archives, interesting imprints, maps, photography, and more. Enjoy!
This list contains thirty items documenting the historical Black experience in America. Items range in date from the mid-18th through the mid-20th century, and include photographs, manuscript materials, ephemera, and printed works. Highlights include a vernacular photo album recording rare images of workers in southeast Texas; a large broadside advertising an African American comedian touring in Australia; documents on slavery in Cuba; a rare 1890 directory from Baton Rouge noting "colored" citizens; a volume of tracts assembled and presented by abolitionist Anthony Benezet; and a handsome vernacular album of an Oakland family from the 1910s. Enjoy!
We're closing out 2021 with a bang, exhibiting this weekend at the Rose City Book Fair in Portland, Oregon. Our list for the show includes an eclectic array of materials from the Pacific Northwest; a fabulous photo album from Alaska; a rare Japanese American newspaper; some wonderful Posada and other Latin Americana; and many other interesting items. Enjoy!
Our first printed catalogue! A representative sampling of our latest inventory with many fabulous items. Highlights include the first American work on aeronautics; an 18th-century manuscript signed by a Mexican freedman; a lengthy manuscript volume of decrees and sermons from the Philippines in the 19th century; the account of a Russian traveler in the American West; one of the first Brooklyn telephone directories; and more. Enjoy!
We had hoped to be greeting you in real life from our booth at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, but plans change -- as do viruses -- and here we are at yet another virtual book fair. We have nevertheless compiled an interesting assortment of materials that we had planned to display in our glass cases. There are selections of Japanese Americana, several fascinating manuscript and archival pieces, views of Havana and Philadelphia, some stalwarts like Robert Rogers, and the usual blend of things we just couldn’t resist. To see them in person, you’ll simply have to place an order. Enjoy!
This month we did three virtual book fairs. This list is comprised of twenty-one items from two of the three fairs, featuring a Cincinnati directory with an African American section, an Alabama prison magazine, several railroad promotional broadsides, a Standard Oil sales manual from the 1920s, Western maps and photography, and more. Enjoy!