This fair marks the two year anniversary of the start of our business, and we’ve pulled together an outstanding selection of materials in all price ranges in honor of the occasion. These include a rare Japanese directory produced at the Manzanar internment camp; the roll book for an African-American unit in the Civil War; the earliest surviving Brooklyn telephone directories; an intricate bird’s eye view of Hackensack; an eccentric assemblage of spiritualist art on cabinet cards by a California photographer; several archives; as well as numerous other choice pieces of Latin Americana, Western Americana, photography, and more. Enjoy!
Our latest list offers up thirty-five items new to inventory and freshly catalogued, in a wide array of formats and subject areas. Highlights include a rare and unrecorded African-American women’s lodge item from Missouri; a rare work on Cuban railroads published in Cienfuegos; stereoviews of an industrial manufacturer in Chicago; an archive of a Cincinnati policeman’s beat in the 1940s; a photo album of a woman missionary in Bolivia in the 1930s; an enormous oil plat map from Texas; a scarce account of crime and villainy published in rural Tennessee in the 1830s; and much more. Enjoy!
Another joint effort with Tschanz Rare Books and Johnson Rare Books & Archives, this catalogue takes the place of our RBMS trip, journeying geographically from Los Angeles to Indiana. McBRB highlights include a Nevada railroad freight log book, several pieces related to rail travel across the plains, a rare map of the Alton & Terre Haute Railway, and a manuscript volume of an Indiana railroad union. Enjoy!
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!