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A Garland for Jake Zeitlin

EDELSTEIN (J.M.) - editor.

EDELSTEIN (J.M.) - editor

A Garland for Jake Zeitlin

on the occasion of his 65th Birthday & the Anniversary of his 40th year in the Book Trade. Woodcut title-page vignette, photograph of Zeitlin, single and double-page drawing.

First Edition. 8vo. [258 x 170 x 20 mm]. [4]ff, 131, [1] pp. Bound in the original quarter orange cloth, patterned cloth sides, the spine lettered on a paper label, plain endleaves, untrimmed edges. Los Angeles: Grant Dahlstrom & Saul Marks, 1976

Limited to 800 copies, with typography by Saul and Lillian Marks, printed by Grant Dahlstrom at The Castle Press and bound by the Earle Gray Bookbinding Company. A finely printed collection of 14 tributes to the legendary Los Angeles book-dealer, publisher, collector and poet Jacob Zeitlin (1902-1987). They conclude with a bibliography of the Primavera Press. This is a presentation copy inscribed in ink on the half-title: "To Dorothy & Philip Smith [A Garland for Jake Zeitlin] not a halo, with pleasure in your visit. Jake Zeitlin. Los Angeles Oct.6 1975". Philip Smith being the great British bookbinder.
[With] ROSENTHAL (Bernard). Remarks on the Occasion of the Celebration of Jake Zeitlin's 80th Birthday at the Tower Restaurant Los Angeles, November 6, 1982.
Three photographs.
Small 8vo. [208 x 144 x 4 mm]. 11, [1] pp. Sewn in paper wrappers with printed label on the front.
Los Angeles: 1984
Limited to 275 copies, this one inscribed in ink on the front endleaf: "To Phillip & Dorothy Smith. Welcome back and come again soon. Jake and Jo. Los Angeles March 19, 1985".

Stock no. ebc4985

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