Los Angeles: The Zamorano Club, 1995. First Edition. Includes 45 issues ranging from February 1984, Number 144 through February 1995, Number 188. 8vo. Edited by Msgr. Francis J. Weber, noted Catholic scholar, an Honorary Chaplain to His Holiness, and archivist for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Printed by Richard J. Hoffman. Each issue is 12 pp. Illustrations; occasional color ephemera tipped in. Tipped to front endpaper is a notice "Award of Merit presented to Msgr. Francis J. Weber A.K.A. The Old Country Priest Your Humble Scrivener for Eleven Years of Distinguished Service to the Zamorano club as Editor of HOYA VOLANTE, May 1984 to May 1995." Below the Award of Merit are the printed signatures of the then 12 board members (originally signed at the March 20, 1995 Meeting of the Board of Directors). Issues are bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A fine copy. Item #20131
The Zamorano Club’s newsletter, Hoja Volante, was proposed by member Will Clary, christened by Henry R. Wagner, and first printed by Bruce McCallister. The lively and literate publication appeared at irregular intervals from 1934 to 1938, went into hiatus during the war years, and reappeared as a quarterly in 1947. This history, and more, is rehearsed by W.W. Robinson in his foreword, where he states that “Selections for this book were made on the basis of variety, quality, and the potentials of space.” Many names familiar to students of the Southern California book world appear among the 28 authors, including— besides Clary and Wagner—W. Irving Way, Ward Ritchie, Lawrence Clark Powell, Carey Bliss, and Marcus Crahan.