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Articles - September - 2004 Issue

Search Two Michael Brown Catalogues in the AED

Mb21&24

Michael Brown's Catalogues 21 and 24, issued in 2001 and 2002.


By Bruce McKinney

This month we have added 41,332 [of 809,092] records to the Americana Exchange Database that now numbers more than 800,000 full text entries. Seven hundred and eighty-one of them are the contents of Michael Brown's catalogues No. 21 and 24 issued in 2001 and 2002. These records are provided here in a simplified search format for AEM readers to peak at the monolithic database that is every day under construction. If you find this material of interest for research the entire AED continues to be available on a subscription basis for $10.00 a month. Within the AED you may search all fields or the narrower specified fields. In this simplified search we provide keyword[s] searches in the author and title fields and also a Show me all records option.

Here are the results of some random keyword searches of Mr. Brown's titles using the simple search below:
Pennsylvania 42 lots
Slavery 11
Revolution32
Newspaper4
Church29
War45
Keyword:
Searched in: Author Title Show me all records
You may also search by author or select "Show me all records" and see both catalogues in their entirety. You're invited to search these records using any terms that reflect your interests and curiosity.

Mr. Brown is a specialist in the Americana field and his catalogues "must reads" for all who are Americanists. About 15% of these items remain available for purchase so if you see something of interest it will be worthwhile to inquire. You may do this in several ways. Mr. Brown maintains some of his inventory on www.abebooks.com. There you may search for his copy and at the same time see alternative copies from other sellers. You may also call him at 215 387-2290 or send an email to mbarmericana@mindspring.com

Mr. Brown welcomes inquiries.

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