The Zamorano 80: A Selection of Distinguished California Books Made by Members of the Zamorano Club. California.
The Zamorano 80: A Selection of Distinguished California Books Made by Members of the Zamorano Club
The Zamorano 80: A Selection of Distinguished California Books Made by Members of the Zamorano Club

The Zamorano 80: A Selection of Distinguished California Books Made by Members of the Zamorano Club

New York: Kraus Reprint Co, 1969. Kraus facsimile reprint. Hardcover. 66pp. Octavo [23 cm] Rust-colored cloth over boards. The fore-edge margin of the fold-out at the front is creased. Very good +. Item #59508

A reprint issued in commemoration of California's Bi-Centennial Anniversary, 1769-1969.

The Club originally printed 500 copies of The Zamorano 80 in 1945. A copy was given to each member at the June 6, 1945 meeting.

The Zamorano Club states,

"What has been the significance of this little book in the collecting world? First, it has been very difficult to obtain all eighty titles. Only four individuals were able to accomplish this. Thomas Streeter was the first to complete a collection of all eighty items; he sold his books at auction between 1966 and 1969. Frederick Beinecke was the second. He finished by buying Streeter’s copy of 'The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit' by Yellow Bird (John R. Ridge), the only item he was missing. He immediately gave his collection to the library named after his family at Yale University, which remains the only institution to hold all eighty items in first edition. Henry Clifford was the third collector to complete the Zamorano 80; his collection was sold at auction in 1995. The most recent complete collection was assembled by Daniel Volkmann. The auction of his books in 2003 fetched $883,608.25!"

Price: $200.00

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