Having produced, in its time, 21 full printed catalogues and over 200 printed "lists," PRB&M has of late years found itself regretfully moving away from that habit and practice.We now maintain, and keep constantly “in print,” over 160 fully illustrated, often extensive, and always evolving catalogues and lists at our website. Organized by century, language, and subject, these offer literally thousands of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and broadsides:
If you'd like toreceive e-notice of new web catalogues, or when standing ones are notably updated, please let us know — then, please “whitelist” us so that your spam filter doesn't turn our messages away. If you also wish toreceive early offers of individual books newly arrived here, be sure we have that stable e-mail address along with notes on the nature, extent, and boundaries of your interests — for example, do you collect in English only? And, finally, let us know if you would like to receive a paper catalogue if and when we next issue one! We are book people here, print people, after all surely, we will not forever be able to resist a return to our paper traditions.
When writing, might you let us knowhow you found us? Most often we discover this has been via the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) or the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), via Google or random surfing, by a collecting librarian's suggestion, or by way of a print advertisement; but sometimes we're surprised indeed. Did you visit a book fair, hear about us from a friend, or meet a PRB&M'er?
Did you run into old original Shopcat Sessa, on one of his vacation cruises to any of a number of destinations? you know, all the cats are going on these, lately!
the accuracy of our cataloguing, and the integrity of our dealings.
We aim, simply, to place
good books and manuscripts
where they will be zestfully used
and possessed with satisfaction.
The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company, LLC