Catalogues

Around the Water Cooler: Collective Catalogue #2

Around the Water Cooler: Collective Catalogue #2

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!

Houston Book Fair 2020

Houston Book Fair 2020

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!

Western Roundup: A Collective Catalogue

Western Roundup: A Collective Catalogue

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!

List #17 - The Civil War

List #17 - The Civil War

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!

List #16 - Photography

List #16 - Photography

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!

List #15 - Cooking & Food

List #15 - Cooking & Food

A list of fifteen items comprised of cook books and works about food production.  Highlights include rare or unrecorded community cook books from Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and more.  Enjoy!

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2020

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2020

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!

California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2020

California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2020

We are pleased to be exhibiting at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair as newly-minted ABAA members.  Our offerings include a wide array of material relating to California, including Gold Rush letters and archives; a wonderful photo album of images showing construction of a New Mexico railroad at the turn of the century; several pieces relating to women's rights and suffrage; Texas oil maps; a handsome bird's-eye view of Snohomish, Washington; and much more.  Come out and see us at the show!