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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
Our list for the book fair, happening IN PERSON! One hundred choice items of Western and Latin Americana, with an emphasis on California and Mexico. Enjoy!