Antiquarian maps and views provide wonderful records of a past life of a place, and capture the irrevocably changed landscapes and geographies of a particular space and time. Our latest list contains thirty maps and views from across the continent of North America. There are mining maps from the American West; real estate maps and auto maps; maps produced as promotional products; a manuscript plan of a small town in Mexico; rare letter sheets from Texas and California; and several bird’s eye views, including a large and splendid view of Havana from 1851. Enjoy!
Despite the disappointment of missing our annual pilgrimage to California, we’ve compiled a wonderful list of material on California, the West, and Latin America, as well as other interesting topics. Highlights include a lengthy manuscript from the 19th-century Philippines; a Buddhist Church directory produced in the Manzanar internment camp; many rare pieces of Californiana; a stunning set of Indian portraits by a Montana photographer; several archives, both photographic and manuscript; and much more. Enjoy!
We have assembled for your delectation a group of twenty modestly-priced cook books -- many of them unrecorded -- representing a wide variety of states and appetites. There are recipes from small towns in Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Colorado; scarce works from Mexico; two community cook books from Illinois; a wonderful piece from Wisconsin; and several works of Mexican-American California interest. Enjoy!
Our latest cataogue is devoted to works from and about Cuba, primarily from the 19th century. It includes unusual and rare imprints -- many of them unrecorded -- not only from Havana, but also Guanabacoa, Cienfuegos, Puerto-Principe, and Matanzas, as well as manuscript material and photography. Highlights include a rare Cuban cook book illustrated with plates; a rare bilingual guidebook published in Havana in 1899, with a handsome map; an archive of mining photographs featuring local people and scenery; the archive of a Cuban planter from the early 19th-century; a photographically illustrated work on the Cuban Revolution published in 1872; a rare annual guide to Cuba from 1809 located in one other copy; and many more interesting pieces. Enjoy!
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!
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!
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!
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!