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William Dailey Rare Books Ltd - Los Angeles, California

 

William Dailey has had a long and intense relationship with books. Before opening his first bookshop in 1975 with partner Victoria Dailey he worked for legendary Los Angeles bookman Jake Zeitlin where he developed his life-long interest in rare books. Following in Zeitlin's footsteps he continues to deal in a broad list of subjects including literature, medicine, early printing, typography, bibliography, and alchemy. Over seventy catalogues have been published but business is now conducted primarily by the internet and book fairs. After 30 years the Melrose retail shop was closed in 2007.

 

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PAYMENT: You may pay by credit card (MC/ VISA/ AMEX), postal money order, or by check drawn on a US bank. For credit cards please supply your name as it appears on the card, and the billing address if different from your shipping address; foreign shipments require a signed authorization by letter or fax.

SHIPPING: Within the Continental States the Post Office is our preferred shipper. The cost is $6.50 for the 1st vol. & $2 per additional vols. We will advise the costs on oversized books and sets.

FOREIGN SHIPPING: Insured Air Post is our preferred method and averages about $20 to $30. for an average sized book. You may also request Global Priority for relatively inexpensive and small format books at $12. You may request Express Mail (3 days to most countries)

SALES TAX: California residents please add 9.75% sales tax or send signed resale card with number.

RETURNS: Any book may be returned within 10 days if not as described; books must be well-packed and sent with insurance.

 

CATALOGUE OF CATALOGUES 1976 - 2010

William Dailey: Antiquarian Books
1. PRINTING: FINE PRESS & BIBLIOGRAPHY. 294 items. 1976.
2. FIRST & EARLY ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF FOREIGN AUTHORS. 319 items. 1976.
3. ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS IN SCIENCE, LITERATURE, PRINTING, TRAVELS &c. 213 items. 1977.
4. EMBLEM BOOKS 1566-1860. 1978 (sold en bloc).

Victoria Keilus Dailey: Fine Prints
1. A CATALOGUE OF FINE PRINTS. 18th, 19th & 20th Centuries. 66 items. 1974.
2. A SELECTION OF PRINTS, DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. 18th-20th Centuries. 70 items. 1975.
3. A SELECTION OF FINE PRINTS & BOOKS. 18th-20th Centuries. 90 items. 1975.
4. JAPONISME. The Influence of Japan on 19th Century Printmaking. 42 items. 1976.
5. ONE HUNDRED PRINTS, ONE HUNDRED BOOKS. 18th, l9th & 20th Centuries. With a section on Early Lithography. 200 items. 1977.

William & Victoria Dailey: Antiquarian Books & Fine Prints
10. ENGLISH CARICATURE, ILLUSTRATION & THE ART OF THE BOOK, 1805-1905. 161 items. 1978.
11. ART REFERENCE BOOKS. 250 items. 1978.
12. PRINTS & DRAWINGS. Sixty-six French & English works from 1825-1925. 1979.
13. PHANTASTICA. Rare & Important Psychoactive Drug Literature, 1700 to the Present. 287 items. 1980.
14. A TOUR, CHIEFLY BIBLIOGRAPHIC, TYPOGRAPHIC & CALLIGRAPHIC...

(Books from the Collection of R. Hunter Middleton). 1017 items. 1979.
15. ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. 187 items. 1980.
16. FINE PRINTING. 449 items. 1980.
17. RARE BOOKS. I. Early Printing, Literature, Philosophy, Economics, History, &c. II. Science & Astronomy. 267 items. 1980.
18. CHEMICAL PRINTING. The Invention & Development of Lithography with Selected Examples of the Art 1800-1835. 132 items. 1980.
19. AUGUSTE LEPERE 1849-1918. Wood Engravings. 22 items. 1980.
20. SOME BOOKS FROM THE BLUE SKY PRESS, CHICAGO. 36 items. 1981.
21. A COLLECTION OF BOOKS & LETTERS BY JOHNSON, BOSWELL, AND MRS. PIOZZI. 64 items. 1981. (sold en bloc)
22. AMERICANA: Mostly Western. 202 items. 1981.
23. LITERATURE. 1731 items. 1981.
24. ART REFERENCE & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. 297 items. 1982.
25. TWO HUNDRED BOOKS ON BIBLIOGRAPHY & THE BOOK ARTS. 1981.
26. ITALIAN BOOKS. 103 items. 1982.
27. PRINTS. American, English & French 1810-1940 with a section on French political caricatures of the 1830s. 34 items. 1982.
28. BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS. Bibliography, Typography, Calligraphy, Type Specimen Books, Etc. 642 items. 1982.
[29, numbered catalogue 28 and issued in page proofs only] FRENCH BOOKS. 16th-20th Centuries. 185 items. 1982.
30. RARE BOOKS. 194 items. 1983.
31. SCIENCE. 280 items. 1983.
32. ART BOOKS. Monographs & Art Reference...Costume...Illustrated Books. 306 items. 1984.
33. ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS, Philosophy, Literature, Economics... 299 items. June 1984.
34. MEDICINE. 248 items. August 1984.
35. UNDEVIATING RECTITUDE, English Caricatures. 1985 or '86.
36. BIBLIOGRAPHY. 917 items. May 1985.
37. ANIMA. Old & Interesting Books by & About Women. 239 items. May 1985.
38. ART REFERENCE BOOKS. 218 items. May 1985.
39. FINE PRINTING. 639 items. July 1985.
40. FINE & DECORATIVE ARTS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. January 1986.
41. LATIN AMERICANA. 218 items. January 1986.
42. AMERICAN WOODCUTS. 46 items. 1986.
43. PANACEA, Medicine & Life Sciences. June, 1986.
44. FLORA. 105 items. Fall 1986.
45. ALTERED STATES. 124 items. May 1987.
46. TYPOGRAPHY, BOOKBINDING & PAPERMAKING. 201 items. June 1987.
47. LITERATURE. English, American, French. 1269 items. October 1987.
48. ART BOOKS. February 1988.
49. PRIVATE LIBRARY & SALE CATALOGUES. 135 items. November 1987.
50. RARE BOOKS. 201 items. 80pp. July 1988.
51. ARCANA [Alchemy & the Occult]. 411 items. 96pp. October 1988.
52. LIVRES EN FRANCAIS. 370 items. Sept. 1988 (for Paris Congress).
53. FINE PRINTING. 398 items. December 1988.
54. THE LIBRARY COMPANION. 977 items. 144pp. February 1989.
55. FRENCH LITERATURE. 488 items. September 1989.
56. LITERATURE. 1146 items. February 1990.
57. RARE BOOKS PRINTED BEFORE 1700. 170 items. August 1990.
58. ART BOOKS. 760 items. December 1990.
59. MATHEMATICS, LOGIC & COMPUTERS. 74 items. January 1992.
60. ONE HUNDRED SETS. 102 items. November 1992.
61. ALCHEMY & THE OCCULT. 223 items. May 1993.
62. BIBLIOGRAPHY. 679 items. July 1994.
63. ENGLISH BOOKS 1540-1700. 97 items. October 1994.
64. RELIGION. 100 items. March 1995.
65. LATIN AMERICANA. 107 items. Sept. 1995
66. ELUCIDATIONS OF THE MARVELOUS (Magic, Witchcraft, Eccentrics, Oddities) 112 items. Dec. 1995
67. ECONOMICS. 106 ITEMS. MAY 1996.
68. OSLER, CUSHING & S. WEIR MITCHELL. 87 items. April 1997.
69. HOMOSEXUAL LITERATURE (issued in an edition of one copy)
70. RETURN TO NATURE, Vegetarianism, Water-Cure, etc. 163 items. Sept. 1999
71. DICTIONARIES & LINGUISTICS. 92 items. July 2002
72. ANATOMY & NEUROLOGY. August 2002.
73. CALIFORNIA ART. 98 items. August 2003
74. MERLE ARMITAGE, A Collection of His Publications & Book Designs.
75. GEMOLOGY & GEOLOGY. 43 items. 2004
List 2005: ROY G BIV, A Collection of Books on the Art & Science of Color. 2005
List 2006: SURFING BOOKS. 2006
76. MEDICAL BOOKS. 2009