Anderson Butler Rare Books of Denver, Colorado, is an antiquarian book business. We specialize in Americana from the 18th century through the 20th century: the cultural, social and political history of the Americas as recorded through printed, manuscript and visual materials.
We keep a select diverse inventory of 18th through 20th century American antiquarian and rare books, historical manuscripts, letters and correspondence, journals, diaries, documents, art, photography, postcards and ephemera.
Manuscript Americana: diaries, journals, account books, correspondence, business or family archives - any hand written account which lends greater detail, often via a personal narrative, of a specific time or event in American history.
Rare and Antiquarian Books
Rare or antiquarian books pertaining to American history from the 18th century through the 20th century. These are usually bound in leather or the publisher's original cloth or printed boards. Books from the 20th century usually include the original dust jacket.
Photographic Americana from 19th and 20th century depicting unique, interesting or historic images of American history: Carte-de-visites, Cabinet Cards, Photograph Albums, Snapshots, Real Photo Postcards, etc.
Ephemeral Americana from the 18th century through the 20th century: Broadsides, Handbills, Trade Cards, Posters, Flyers, Circulars, Adverts, Menus, Sheet Music, Tickets, Antiquarian Newspapers, etc.
Autograph Letters from the 18th, 19th and 20th Century which provide a personal narrative concerning some element of American History: Handwritten Letters, Autograph Letters, Correspondence, Letters with pertinent content, etc.
Visual and representative American art from the last three centuries: Original Drawings and Paintings, Graphics and Signs, Prints, Posters, etc. Vintage and antiquarian Maps of the Americas are also considered Visual Americana.
Pamphlets, Booklets and Catalogs
Pamphlets from the 18th through 20th century America: Often bound in wrappers or disbound from larger works, these give insight into particualar historic events. Also included are booklets, trade catalogs, almanacs, and journals and magazines.
Historic Documents from the 18th through the 20th Century which often shed light on the more practical side of American History: Political Documents, Business Documents, Signed Documents, Petitions and Forms, Agreements, Legal Affairs, etc.