Catalogues

Bibliography Week 2021

Bibliography Week 2021

Our list for Bibliography Week features forty-one items on a wide array of subjects, which are bibliographically interesting for a variety of reasons: a rare 19th-century San Francisco children’s book in the original dust jacket; a pulp romance in the original parts; a rare directory from the Alaska Gold Rush; early American broadsides; a high school year book from the Hunt, Idaho internment camp; a handful of unusual Spanish-American imprints; several photographically illustrated books; Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Turkish; two salesman’s sample books; and a limited edition artist’s book.  Enjoy!

List #24 - Manuscripts & Archives

List #24 - Manuscripts & Archives

Our first list of the year contains thirty interesting archives and manuscripts, most of them freshly catalogued over the past two months.  Highlights include a fantastic and charming travelogue of a journey from England to the Amazon illustrated with photos and drawings; a lengthy manuscript describing travel through Africa in great detail; a manuscript map from Mexico; two western American diaries; a large archive of a Colorado mining family; antebellum business letters from New Orleans; a weird manuscript from the 1980s about tarot; an Oklahoma teenager’s high school scrapbook; and much more.  Enjoy!

List #23 - Texas

List #23 - Texas

Our latest list features twenty-four items (mostly) new to inventory  and all relating to the Lone Star State. Highlights include an unpublished work of ranch fiction, the criminal court records for San Marcos, annotated photo albums, several promotional works, two oil maps, an archive relating to Spindletop, and a wonderful letter from a drunk lawyer. Enjoy!

Boston Book Fair 2020

Boston Book Fair 2020

We are pleased to be exhibiting at this year’s Boston Antiquarian Book Fair: Virtual Edition.  We’ve selected a wide array of new material for the fair, ranging from early American imprints to rare Mexican books to archives to photographs from the Japanese internment camps of World War II.  Highlights include a rare Mexican prayer book with the copper plate used in its printing; the first American work on aeronautics; photographs of early Texas oil fields; an early Ohio surveying manual; cartes-de-visite of two Chinese immigrants to Montana; and much more.  Enjoy!

List #22 - A Fresh Baker's Dozen

List #22 - A Fresh Baker's Dozen

Our latest list features thirteen items new to inventory and freshly catalogued, all modestly priced.  Highlights include a program for lady bullfighters in Tijuana; two panoramic photos of African-American naval men; a rare viewbook of Hawaii; an unrecorded treatise on socialism in the West; a partial run of a feminist newspaper from Seattle; a wonderful map documenting the route of the Alaska-Canada Highway, and more.  Enjoy!

List #21 - New Acquisitions

List #21 - New Acquisitions

A dozen freshly catalogued new items including a Mexican farm laborer's manuscript devotional from the 1920s, a rural Texas directory, a handsome California trade catalog, rare printing from Iowa and Kansas, a rare imprint from 1830s Upstate New York, and more. Enjoy! 

Rare Books L.A. 2020

Rare Books L.A. 2020

For this virtual fair, we have gathered together eighteen pieces of Americana, many of them California or Western related.  Highlights include a photo album of businessmen traveling around the West at the turn of the century; a rare Mexican proclamation on the Santa Fe Trail; an Arizona cattle promo with beaten copper wrappers; a rare San Francisco street guide with map, and more.  Enjoy!

List #20 - 30 Under 300, Part II

List #20 - 30 Under 300, Part II

Our second end-of-summer list featuring thirty items priced $300 or less.  It comprises a broad and varied selection of items in Western Americana, Latin Americana, and more. Enjoy!