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Jacob Zeitlin Collection, 1930-1987 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Jacob Zeitlin Collection, 1930-1987Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Zeitlin, Jake (1902-)

Extent: 0.83 Linear Feet

Subjects: Antiquarian booksellers--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century--Sources, Jake Zeitlin Books (Firm : Los Angeles, Calif.)--History--Sources, Zeitlin, Jake, 1902- --Archives

Forms of Material: Personal Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jacob Zeitlin Collection includes publications and lecture material written by Zeitlin, newspaper articles about the bookseller and his bookshops, announcements of exhibits or events held in his honor, and catalogs of the books and art which he dealt over the years.

Biographical Note

Jacob Zeitlin , commonly referred to as "the venerable antiquarian bookseller," was best known for his bookshop on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.  Over the years, Zeitlin dealt manuscripts with Frieda, widow of D.H. Lawrence, written poetry endorsed by Carl Sandburg, and had his shops designed by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright.)  He began as a book peddler in 1925 with only a valise of books, then he moved into a small shop on "bookseller's row," and at the time of his death in September 1987, he had several shops and international acclaim as a dealer in rare books and art.

Subject/Index Terms

Antiquarian booksellers--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century--Sources
Jake Zeitlin Books (Firm : Los Angeles, Calif.)--History--Sources
Zeitlin, Jake, 1902- --Archives

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Jacob Zeitlin Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],

Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Catalogs, ca. 1928 - 66; 1974 - 79Add to your cart.

"Western Americana," cat no. 1 (2 copies), ca. 1928

"A Pleasant Pint of Seductive Spirits: A Catalogue of books," cat no. 6, n.d.

"The King's Treasury of Pleasant Books & Precious Manuscripts...," cat no. 7, ca. May 13, 1932

"Our Two Decades," cat no. 14, ca. 1938

"The Great West: As Recorded in Books and Art," cat no. 213, ca. 1966

"A Splendid Gathering for Bibliophiles," cat no. 237, ca. 1974

"Zeitlin and Ver Brugge," cat no. 241, ca. 1976

"Our First Half Century," cat no. 246, ca. 1978

California State University Long Beach Exhibit, ca. 1979

Folder 2: Catalogs, ca. 1980Add to your cart.

"Fore-edge Painting," cat no. 279, ca. 1984

Int Antiquarian Book Fair, ca. February 1985

Int Assoc of Bibliophiles, ca. September 1985

Int Antiquarian Book Fair, ca. February 1986

"Horological Disquisitions," cat no. 287, ca. 1986

"Travel on Land and Sea," ca. 1986

"Science," cat no. 295, ca. 1987

"A Summer Miscellany," cat no. 298, ca. 1987

Folder 3: ExhibitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.

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