Long Time Los Angeles Bookseller
|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. Bill split with his former wife and partner in 1990 and opened his shop on Melrose as Dailey Rare Books. Over seventy catalogues have been published but business is now conducted primarily by the internet and book fairs. The Melrose retail shop was closed in 2007.|
From Deanne Dailey Hansen via Facebook:
My brother, William Dailey, was a prominent rare book dealer and a leading authority on the subject. He donated a large collection of rare books on vegetarianism circa 1547 to 1970 to the Lilly Library at Indiana University in Bloomington. Last year, he and his girlfriend, Nicole Panter, traveled (via Evansville) to Bloomington where Bill gave a talk on the collection at the Lilly Library. Nicole recorded the talk and it is available on YouTube for those of us who would like to see Bill again!
Billl’s website Is:http://www.daileyrarebooks.com/
Bill’s book store from 1990 through 2007 was: Dailey Rare Books, 8216 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA. 90046
Bill Dailey’s last book talk at the Lilly Library where he donated a large collection of books on vegitarianism.