The Zamorano Club is Southern
California’s oldest organization of bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. The
Roxburghe Club was formed in San Francisco on April 3, 1928 and was named in honor of
the original Roxburghe Club of England. The purpose of the clubs is to further the love
of fine printing, and books in general. The collection consists of broadsides,
pamphlets, and books printed for joint meetings of the clubs.
The Roxburghe Club was formed in San Francisco on April 3, 1928, and was named in honor
of the original Roxburghe Club of England, a renowned bibliophilic society (itself named
after the Duke of Roxburghe). Both the San Francisco and English clubs continue to be
active. Much of the impetus for creating the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco was
provided by Carl I. Wheat, historian, lawyer, and book collector. The purpose of the
club was to further the love of fine printing and books in general. Loosely organized
and led by The Master of the Press (club president), members included and continue to
include book collectors and booksellers, fine book printers and binders.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.