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!
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!