Old and Curious Books from the Collection of William Dailey. The Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles
Throughout the month of September the Good Luck Gallery reinvented itself as a bookstore, focusing on the collector as artist. Old and Curious Books from the collection of William Dailey displays a selection from the extensive collection of book dealer William Dailey, who gathered a unique archive of rare editions on the most disparate topics.
Entering this environment is like exploring a studio or a private library: the kind of place where fine books are meant to be, where they can be contemplated. The right place for the curious, and all those who worship peculiar forms of knowledge.
William Dailey was a Los Angeles bookseller for 30 years, during which period he published 70 catalogues of rare books and fine prints. The bookstore closed in 2007 and he now operates as a private dealer. Legend has it that he now lives in a Spa in Desert Hot Springs that he won in a poker game. In fact, a collection of rare books and ephemera on the Southern California desert is part of the exhibition that will be on display until October 11.
Old and Curious Books from the collection of William Dailey, the Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles through October 11, 2014