A list of twenty-four items on early automobiles and motoring. This includes road guides, maps, photo albums, and a manuscript permit for driving an electric car in Central Park in 1900. Geographically, we span the country, with an emphasis on California and the West -- Utah, Texas, Kansas, Arizona, Wyoming. Enjoy!
Featuring a wide selection of material appearing with us at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair. The list includes a rare Cuban imprint in an ornate contemporary binding; several fascinating pieces of African-Americana; material from the Civil War; a group of magazines published by the Nazi Party in Mexico during the 1930s; the diaries of a Brooklyn woman spanning her lifetime; a massive archive of records from the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum featuring 19th-century photographs of the female inmates; and much more. Enjoy!
Our latest list offers twenty-five pieces of western cartography, including maps of the Dakotas, California, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Missouri, and Arkansas. Topics covered range from water rights and railroad development to oil fields and mining claims and more -- all subjects vital to the development of the American West, presented here in cartographic form. Enjoy!
We offer a selection of modestly-priced material recently catalogued, covering all regions of the country. There are several works relating to Texas, California, and Alaska; two salesman's sample books; an Alabama prison magazine; several pieces of African-Americana; letters from Arizona and the Philippines; photos of mining in Mexico, and more. Enjoy!
A selection of items which recently appeared with us at the conference, Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone. The list features a wide array of material -- photos, manuscripts, ephemera, etc. -- from the greater area around Yellowstone and the northern Rocky Mountains. Enjoy!
Our latest list offers thirty items on the growth and development of California from the late 19th century through the early 20th century. There are several promotional brochures for specific towns - Petaluma, Chico, Porterville, and Martinez; automobile guides and maps; a run of the agricultural periodical the California Fruit Grower; an archive of a San Francisco shipyard with hundreds of blueprints; blueprint schematics for two different California dams; and more. Enjoy!
A list of twenty-five items from across Latin America, including Cuba, Mexico, South and Central America. Highlights include an unrecorded guide to Havana from 1916, photographs from Cuba just prior to the Spanish-American War, a mimeographed cookbook from Mexico, maps, archives, and a rare Spanish-language imprint from San Francisco.
An offering of twenty city directories ranging from Alaska to Kansas to Illinois. Directories are packed with so much information -- histories, civic information, the names and occupations of citizens and business owners, ads for local enterprises. We love directories. Primarily comprised of directories for Western states, the list also includes an early directory for Cincinnati with a segregated African-American listing, and a rare and unusual Illinois directory for the "Twin Cities" of Rock Island and Davenport, Iowa. Enjoy!