A list of twelve items appearing in our first virtual book fair booth! Highlights include a large archive of photos from post-war Okinawa, a Mexican military manual, a turn-of-the-century Texas photo album kept by two young women in Houston, a rare guide to Havana from 1899, and more. Enjoy!
Our second collaboration with Tschanz Rare Books and Johnson Rare Books & Archives. McBRB highlights include a handsome photo album depicting life at the Grand Canyon Lime & Cement Co. mines in Arizona; a rare lithograph of the largest mass execution in U.S. history (of Native Americans, of course); a rare Colorado soil conservation pamphlet from the 1930s; and a wax museum broadside advertisement from San Francisco. Enjoy!
A cooperative catalogue in partnership with Langdon Manor Books, LLC for another fair which was canceled due to COVID-19. It is chock full of exciting material -- McBRB highlights include a 1902 map of Harris County (where Houston is located), an archive of a guard at a Texas POW camp in its original suitcase, several Mexican bracero narratives, a large Oklahoma railroad map, and much more. Enjoy!
A joint effort with Johnson Rare Books & Archives and Tschanz Rare Books. Sadly, due to COVID-19, the Western Archivists' Meeting -- and the accompanying book fair -- was canceled. We have, therefore, banded together with our colleagues to offer a selection of ten items from each firm which would have appeared with us at the conference. McBRB highlights include the archive of a Western mining family, an archive of Czech immigrants in L.A. in the 1960s, the diaries of a California farmer during the Civil War, and more. Enjoy!
Twenty items from inventory relating to the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Highlights include an unrecorded regimental songsheet; letters on the Confederate defense of Pensacola; an Illinois soldier's diary of service on the Mississippi River; an unrecorded pictorial letter sheet from South Carolina; and much more. Enjoy!
A list of twenty items, most of which are new to inventory. Subject matter ranges from American West to travel abroad to World Wars and more, while formats include vernacular albums, a professional panorama, stereocards, and some real photo postcards for good measure. Enjoy!
We are delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. We will have a wide array of archives and interesting imprints with us. Highlights include a collection of rare photographs of Native Americans by Ormsby; several archives of Texas material; a run of a rare Cuban medical periodical; an extensive archive documenting much of the life of a woman from Brooklyn; an album of handsome photographs from the Canadian West; a large and rare bird’s-eye view of Sacramento from the late 19th century; a manuscript ledger recording crime in an Arizona town in the 1880s; a large archive of 1930s anti-Semitic propaganda ephemera leaflets published in New York; a manuscript volume of Mexican folk songs; as well as material on Alaska, the Civil War, Latin America, and much more. Please stop by and say hello!