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Inventory of the Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs publications and ephemera

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2012 June

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Bliss, Carey S.
Creator
Forbes, David W.
Creator
Geiger, Maynard J., 1901-1977
Creator
Hanna, Phil Townsend, 1896-1957
Creator
Harlan, Robert D.
Creator
Moes, Robert J., (Robert John)
Creator
Neuerburg, Norman
Creator
Nunis, Doyce Blackman
Creator
Roxburghe Club of San Francisco.
Creator
Weber, Francis J.
Creator
Zamorano Club.
Title
Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs publications and printed ephemera
Collection no.
0134
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1970-1988
Date [inclusive]
1833-2013
Extent
4.0 Linear feet, 6 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Keepsakes, bibliographies, and printed ephemera produced and collected by members of the Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs. The two bibliophilic societies have sponsored the printing of announcements, keepsakes, and letterpress items by their members, to be distributed amongst the memberships as souvenirs and gifts at their joint biannual meetings.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs publications and ephemera, Collection no. 0134, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Historical note

The Zamorano Club is Southern California's oldest organization of bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. Founded in 1928, it sponsors lectures and publications on bookish topics. The Club was named in honor of Agustín V. Zamorano (1798-1842), a provisional governor of Alta California and the state's first printer.

The Roxburghe Club was founded on April 3, 1928 in San Francisco and named in honor of the original Roxburghe Club of England, a renowned bibliophilic society named after the Duke of Roxburghe. The purpose of the club is to further the love of fine printing and books in general.

Since their respective foundings, the Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs have sponsored the printing of announcements, keepsakes, and letterpress items by their members, to be distributed amongst the memberships as souvenirs and gifts.

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Scope and Content

The Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs publications and printed ephemera consists of keepsakes, meeting announcements, menus, bibliographies, and other printed ephemera produced by members of both clubs. The bulk of the collection consists of keepsakes produced for the biannual joint meetings of the two Clubs.

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Arrangement

The Keepsakes are arranged first, by year of presentation (which is generally also the year of publication), and second, alphabetically by title. The other publications and ephemera are arranged by date.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2012 June
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

The keepsakes and other materials came from a few sources: Catherine Quinlan, Melinda Hayes, and Dr. Charles Ritcheson.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Roxburghe Club of San Francisco. -- Archives
  • Zamorano Club. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Bibliographies
  • Keepsakes (books)
  • Printed ephemera

Geographic Name(s)

  • California--History--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Bliss, Carey S. -- Archives
  • Forbes, David W. -- Archives
  • Geiger, Maynard J., 1901-1977 -- Archives
  • Hanna, Phil Townsend, 1896-1957 -- Archives
  • Harlan, Robert D. -- Archives
  • Moes, Robert J., (Robert John) -- Archives
  • Neuerburg, Norman -- Archives
  • Nunis, Doyce Blackman -- Archives
  • Weber, Francis J. -- Archives
  • Zamorano, Agustin Juan Vicente, 1798-1842 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Book collectors--California--Archival resources
  • Printing--Specimens--Archival resources
  • Small press books--California--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Keepsakes 

Box Folder

 Deprecacion contra la peste 1833 

Scope and Content

Original leaflet printed in Mexico in 1833; date of distribution to Club members unknown.

1 1

 A Self-Portrait of Captain Agustin V. Zamorano 1934 

Scope and Content

Text by George L. Harding.

1 2

 "Good Wine Needs No Bush", by Phil Townsend Hanna 1944 

1 3

 A Map of California Showing its Delineation at Various Periods with an explanation compiled from various sources by Duncan H. Olmsted 1966 

1 4

 Journey with the Sun: The Story of Citrus in its Western Pilgrimage, by Ed Ainsworth 1968 

1 5

 [Announcement of the publication of Jose Figueroa's Manifesto a la Republica Mexicana] 1969 

1 6

 Art of Book Stealing. Mayor Sutro Gives an Interesting Disquisition on the Subject 197? 

1 74

 The Bodleian Library and its Friends. Catalogue of an exhibition held 1969-1970 1970 

1 8

 Brief Memoir of Mr. Thomas Bewick 1970 

1 9

 A Commentary on Alfred Robinson and his Life in California, by Doyce B. Nunis 1970 

1 10

 A Chronology of James Blake, M.D. Pioneer Molecular Pharmacologist, and California's First Great Scientist 1972 

1 11

 Combined Roster 1972 

1 12

 A Dedication to a Merchant from a Florentine Printer in 1549, introduction by Jack Werner Stauffacher 1972 

1 13

 The Different Nations Represented in the Cosmopolitan City of San Francisco 1972 

1 14

 An Early San Francisco Trade Card 1972 

1 15
Box

 A Facsimile of the 1816 Census of the Pueblo of Los Angeles. Commentary by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. 1972 

4
Box Folder

 A Further View of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856, from an unpublished letter by Wm. T. Sherman. Introduction and comment by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. 1972 

1 16

 George Sterling, The Last Bohemian, by Donald R. Fleming 1972 

1 17

 [If it is not troublesome, Stranger, linger and read...] 1972 

1 18

 The Iron Sibyl in San Francisco, August 1871. Introduction by Carey S. Bliss 1972 

1 19
Box

 The Merits of Printing. A Song 1972 

4
Box Folder

 Paper: A Poem, by Benjamin Franklin 1972 

1 20

 Roxburghe Zamorano Meeting on September Ninth-Tenth [announcement] 1972 

1 21

 A San Francisco Proclamation 1972 

1 22

 Shadrach S. Stevens' Speculations. Sallie Sparkle's Serio-Comic Story 1972 

1 23

 Small Renaissance: Southern California Style, by Jacob Zeitlin 1972 

1 24

 Verses: Valenti Angelo 1972 

1 25

 [Yeats/Morris anecdote] 1972 

1 26

 The Annual Spring Outing of the Zamorano Club 1974 

1 27

 Automobling Desert Trails. Introduction by Hugh C. Tolford 1974 

1 28

 The Biennial Report from Mission San Buenaventura 1811-1812. Prepared by Fray Jose Senan, O.F.M. Translated and edited by Maynard Geiger, O.F.M. 1974 

1 29

 California in 1851. As Imagined by George Van Waters 1974 

1 30

 Dinner on the Green. Zamorano Club, host to the Roxburghe Club 1974 

1 31

 Edison's Projectoscope 1974 

1 32

 An Exhibition of the work of Helen Gentry, Printer, Publisher, Book Designer 1974 

1 33

 A Large Slice of California in New York 1974 

1 34

 Mines d'Or de la California. Introduction by Joseph M. Bransten and Adrian Wilson 1974 

1 35

 A Relation of a Brave & Resolute Sea-Fight 1974 

1 36

 The Roxburghe Dinners 1974 

1 37

 Ordered by the Parliament. A Resolution of the British Parliament dated February 1, 1649, directing that a book, composed by one Coppe, entitled A Fiery Flying Roll be sought and burned by the public hangman 1974 

1 38

 [William Morris letter] 1974 

1 39

 Yerba Buena, 1846. A Description of the Town with an Account of its Early Inhabitants by John Henry Brown 1974 

Scope and Content

Printed by Grabhorn Press in 1939, presented as a keepsake in 1974.

1 40

 Zamorano, Zamoraneno, Zamoranense or Zamoranista? by Phil Townsend Hanna 1974 

Scope and Content

Originally printed in 1954.

1 41

 Bibliomania Religiosa 1976 

1 42

 Carrie Nation and her newspapers, by Earl F. Nation 1976 

1 43

 Harmonious Notes in Spanish California, by Maynard Geiger, O.F.M. 1976 

1 44

 He Cannot Read His Tombstone 1976 

1 45

 Hear Ye! Hear Ye! [meeting announcement] 1976 

1 46

 Hints on Medical Education, by John Coakley Lettsom. Bibliographical note by K. Garth Huston 1976 

1 47

 On--, by Graham Mackintosh 1976 

1 48

 Notice to Roxburghe and Zamorano Club Members 1976 

1 49

 Presses of the Grabhorn Press, by S. & K. Grover 1976 

1 50

 Sometimes Rhymes, by Towhee Brown 1976 

1 51

 William Morris and Helen & Sandy Berger now reside at Kelmscott Carmel and occasionally at San Francisco 1976 

1 51

 Casanova and Boswell: An Encounter? by Norman V. Carlson 1978 

1 53

 Coffee: The Art of Making and Brewing It, by Sir John Sinclair. Introduction by Richard Dillon 1978 

1 54

 "A coincidence of taste...": Robert Frost's Woodchopper Friend, by G. William Gahagan 1978 

1 55

 Los Compadres: The First Twenty Years, by Don Meadows 1978 

1 56
Box

 A Creed for the Surgeon 1978 

4
Box Folder

 Dinner for the members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs 1978 

1 57

 An Early Nineteenth-Century Paean to Natural Gas for the deliverance of the Whale, from Poems by Selleck Osborn, Boston, 1830 1978 

1 58

 The First Exploration of a Great Library, by Richard Jefferies 1978 

1 59

 Hey Lot 1978 

1 60

 A Machine invented upon mature consideration of Mechanic Powers deducted from Geometrick Principles 1978 

1 61

 Memorial to Rev. Maynard J. Geiger, O.F.M. 1978 

1 62

 Pipe the Pipes for Roxburghe's 50 Years 1978 

1 63

 Smallpox Immunization in Alta California, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1978 

1 64

 A Study of Two Historic Maps, by Robert H. Power 1978 

1 65

 Tea in China and Legends of Monkeys Gathering Tea 1978 

1 66

 young Bob, Mike & Gale afoot to the joint meeting 1978 

1 67

 Billington on Nevins, by Ray Allen Billington 1980 

1 68

 A California "Chunk" 1980 

1 69

 The Elusive Dr. Burrough, Alta California's First Physician, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1980 

1 70

 A facsimile of the 1850 Constitution, Bylaws and Fee Bill of the First Medical Society in San Francisco. With a prefatory note by Carey S. Bliss 1980 

1 81

 Indian Summer 1980 

1 82

 A Letter from Una Jeffers 1980 

1 83
Box

 Letter. Written in London on April 7, 1931 from Bruce Rogers to Will Bradley. With an explanatory note by Carey S. Bliss 1980 

4
Box Folder

 Mariano Malarin: A Life that Spanned Two Cultures, by Albert Shumate 1980 

1 84

 A memento presented to those present at the marriage of Teresa Mary Hilleary and PatrickJoseph Mock, August 16th, 1980. Church of the Annunciation, Monterey, California 1980 

1 85

 Observations on the Recovery of a Man Dead in Appearance by Distending the Lungs with Air 1980 

1 86

 Optimal Man, by Elsa von Eckartsberg 1980 

1 87

 Pan American Water Ski Championship September 1980 1980 

1 86
Box

 A Pica-Size Primer Pertaining to Ship Presses. Text by Susan Acker 1980 

4
Box Folder

 Rub for Rub 1980 

1 89

 The Singing of the West, by Maynard Dixon. Introduction by Earl C. Adams 1980 

1 90

 [William Morris letter to Smith] 1980 

1 91

 [William Morris letter from the Sanford & Helen Berger Collection] 1982 

 [William Morris letter to Miss Story] 1984 

Box Folder

 An Act to Prohibit Hawaiians from Emigrating to California "Where They May Die in Misery." 1850. By David W. Forbes 1986 

1 92

 Alta California's Four Fortresses, by Richard S. Whitehead 1986 

1 93

 An Amazing Coincidence. Extracted from an essay entitled Coincidences by Harold Nicolson 1986 

1 94

 Anton Roman's Sketch of Bibliography. With an essay by Robert D. Harlan 1986 

1 95

 The Bookseller & the Architect, by Robert D. Harlan 1986 

1 96

 The broadest land's too tight a squeeze..., by Judah Al-Harizi 1986 

1 97

 The Brothers Den, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1986 

1 98

 East away from the Sierras...., by Mary Austin 1986 

1 99

 The Eighteenth Biennial Gathering of the Roxburghe & Zamorano Clubs 1986 

1 100

 The Function of Prints in the California Missions, by Norman Neuerburg 1986 

1 101

 Gatsby, by J. P. Devine 1986 

1 102

 I, Benj. Franklin, printer 1986 

1 103

 The Laws of Books 1986 

1 104

 Little Things... 1986 

1 105

 The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus 1986 

1 106

 The Octopus, A Review, by Jack London. Introduction by Oscar Lewis 1986 

1 107

 A Political Epistle on Major Money's Ascent in a Balloon from the City of Norwich; and his Descent into the Sea Seven Leagues off Lowestoff, by the Marquis Townshend 1986 

1 108

 Robinson Jeffers & Religion 1986 

1 109

 The Roxburghe Club, 1812 1986 

1 110

 Sherwood Grove was a printer 1986 

1 111

 The Short but Happy History of L'Envoi Press, by George Robert Kane 1986 

1 112

 Some Observations on Book Design, by Richard J. Hoffman 1986/1988 

1 113

 A Third Spoonapropnaglisms 1986 

1 114

 The XIIIth Congress of the International Association of Bibliophiles 1986 

1 115

 Tree Song, by Gary Snyder; Dogwood, Forest-Yosemite, by Michael Mundy 1986 

1 116

 Two Letters from Samuel Johnson to Sir Robert Chambers. Introduction by Loren R. Rothschild 1986 

1 117
Box

 When Grog May Be Taken Medicinally 1986 

4

 [William Morris letter to Dearle] 1986 

4
Box Folder

 The Wonderful Monitor: or, Memorable Repository. Introduction by K. Garth Huston, M.D. and K. Garth Huston, Jr. 1986 

1 118
Box

 A Zamorano Club Meeting Announcement from Years Past 1986 

4
Box Folder

 Agustin V. Zamorano, Architect, by Norman Neuerburg 1988 

1 119

 The Beagle Press Recidivus 1988 

1 120

 A Bookseller Reminisces, by Roy Vernon Sowers 1988 

1 121

 A Day in Surrey with William Morris. An Interview by Emma Lazarus, 1883. Introduction by Peter Stansky 1988 

1 122

 Descanse en Paz, Amigo Mio, Carey Stanton. Text by Msgr. Francis J. Weber 1988 

1 123

 Dr. Vallejo of Vallejo, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1988 

1 124

 The Dove. Dove Coffehouse 1988 

1 125

 Errant Scribblers or Accurate Scribes? by Thomas F. Andrews 1988 

1 126

 Emperor Norton & Hawaii, by David W. Forbes 1988 

1 127

 The Estelle Doheny Collection of Californiana, by Msgr. Francis J. Weber 1987/1988 

1 128

 Every book is, in an intimate sense, a circular letter to the friends of him who writes it. 1988 

1 129

 The First Teaching Laryngoscopy 1988 

1 130

 Gilmore's Court Square Theatre 1988 

2 1

 Gold Rush Literature: A Symposium. Compiled with a commentary by Oscar Lewis 1988 

2 2

 Goudy: Colonel Carroll T. Harris tells of his friendship with Frederic W. Goudy (1950) 1988 

2 3

 Indulge Yourselves 1988 

2 4

 John Augustus Sutter. Notice to Squatters 1988 

2 5

 A Late Discourse Made in a Solemne Assembly of Nobles and Learned Men at Montpellier in France; by Sr. Kenelme Digby, Knight, etc. 1988 

2 6

 [Letter written by William Morris to John Ruskin] 1988 

2 7

 "Like a Gothic Cathedral": Paul Elder's Grant Avenue Book and Art Shop, by Robert D. Harlan 1988 

2 8

 Omnium Gatherum 1988 

2 9

 The Opinion of the Hon. James Wickersham in the Case of McGinley v. Cleary 1988 

2 10

 An Original Comic Valentine 1988 

2 11

 Remembering A Centaur, by James Broughton 1988 

2 12

 Report of Outing Bureau Trip Down the West Coast of Lower California, January 1927 1988 

2 13

 R/Z San Francisco 1988 [dinner menu] 1988 

2 14

 The Silverado Squatters, by Robert Louis Stevenson. The Introductory Chapter 1988 

2 15

 The Taylor & Taylor Imprint for the Winter MCMXVI-VII 1988 

2 16

 There Can't Be Good Living Where There Is Not Good Drinking 1988 

2 17

 Three Letters from Hell. Letters Reputedly in the Hand of the Whitechapel Murderer 1988 

2 18

 To Remember David Magee 1905-1977 1988 

2 19

 Transpacific: 1966. Travel Notes from a Foreign Land, by Lawrence Clark Powell 1988 

2 20

 Twelve Years Before Zamorano. Text by Earl F. Schmidt 1988 

2 21

 Two poems from the sequence Solitary Pleasures by Tachibana Akemi. Translated by Donald Keene 1988 

2 22

 You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive 1988 

2 23

 The Zamorano Press and the Botica: California's First Medical Book, by Robert J. Moes, M.D. 1988 

2 24

 Inauguration of the Fellows Program of the Historical Society of Southern California, June 2, 1988 1990 

2 25

 Glenn Dawson keepsake 2002 

Scope and Content

May 2002 issue of Hoja Volante; accompanied by envelope with anagram of "Glen Dawson".

2 26

 Edwin Todd, "The Apple Falls Close to the Tree" 2002 

Box Folder

 Was There a Time, by Dylan Thomas 2005 April 

5 1

 Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, by Loren Rothschild 2009 

2 27

 [Walter Benjamin quote] 2009 June 

6 1

 Ancient Handmade Paper, by Dard Hunter 2010 

2 28

 [Stamp keepsakes--Ben Franklin and Earl Warren] 2010 

2 29

 Kipling & the Owl 2010 

2 30

 Me Retinent Vinctum Formosae Vincla Puellae, by Bruce Whiteman 2010 

2 31

 No Regrets, by Edwin Todd 2010 

2 32

 The Old-Book Peddler, by Stefan Zweig 2010 

2 33

 Three California Maps, by Joseph Jesus Bray 2010 

3 1

 To be or not to be--Is that a facsimile? by Gordon J. van De Water 2010 

3 2

 Ad Brugger 2011 

5 3

 Slang in America, by Walt Whitman 2011 

2 34

 Thomas Almond Ayres: First Artist of Yo Semite, by Dennis Kruska 2011 

2 35

 The Roots below the earth claim no reward for making the branches fruitful 2011 

3 3

 Amor Lirorum Nos Unit 2012 February 

5 4

 Discovery and Research, by Ernest H. Starling 2012 October 15 

5 5

 Glen Dawson and the High Sierra: A Man to Match the Mountains 2012 

3 15
Box

 The Great Siege of Malta 1565 2012 October 

6
Box Folder

 Harold Ross and His Hollywood Restaurant 2012 September 

5 6

 "If mankind were to disappear..." 2012 October 

5 7

 The Inyo Earthquake of 1872 2012 September 

5 8

 "Life..." 2012 October 

5 9

 My Friend Aristide, by Roy Vernon Sowers 1984, 2012 

5 10

 Officially Sealed 2012 October 

5 11

 Prison Experiences of a Suffragette 2012 October 

5 12

 Requiem for Itys 2012 October 

5 13

 Rik in Detail 2012 September-October 

5 14

 Scipio's Dream 2012 October 

5 15

 The Sun Shines not on us but in us 2012 

3 16

 Victor Horton's Idea by Edward Stratemeyer 2012 October 

5 25

 William S. Halsted 2012 October 

5 16

 With Passion and Command 2012 February 

5 17

 Zamorano Select 2010 2012 

5 18
Box

 [Zamorano & Roxburghe tote bag] 2012 

6

 [W.B. Yeats quote] 2013 October 

Box Folder

 "Books don't always please..." 2013 February 

5 19
Box

 Visitors... by Samuel Johnson undated 

4
Box Folder

 [Keepsake announcement] undated 

3 4

 Harbison's Hive undated 

5 20

 Vox Clamantis undated 

5 21

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Series 2:  Other publications and ephemera 

Box

 God's Flesh and Other Pre-Columbian Phantastica, by Marcus E. Crahan, M.D. 25th Dock Lecture 1970 

4
Box Folder

 Humboldtian Physicians in California, by J. B. deC. M. Saunders, M.D. 1971 

Scope and Content

Keepsake number 4 in a series issued by Library Associates of the University Library, University of California, Davis.

3 5

 "72 for 72". An Exhibition of 72 Fine Bindings from the Private Collection of Norman H. Strouse, "Skerryvore", St. Helena, California 1972 

3 6

 [Eighth California Antiquarian Book Fair program] 1972 

3 7

 [Letter from Michael Harrison to Roy Kidman] 1972 September 11 

3 8

 The Kemble Occasional 1974 October  

3 9

 [Book fair leaflet, University of San Francisco] 1980 

3 10

 Hoja Volante 2002-2003, 2008 

3 11

 The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies, volume VII, number 2 2003 Fall 

3 12

 [Bookmark] 2011 

5 2

 [Poster, Andre Chaves lecture on Walter Gropius] 2011 

6 2

 The Road to John Fante's Los Angeles, by Stephen Cooper. Bonnie Cashin Endowed Lecture, UCLA Library Special Collections, March 10, 2011 2012 

5 22

 ["Roadworks" poster] 2012 September 

5 23

 Sir Robert E. Cowan, by Gary F. Kurutz. Powell Society dinner lecture 2012 

5 24

 [Silverado Museum brochure and postcards] undated 

3 13

 [Wall's etcheries cards] undated 

3 14

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