Four from 'Only in America.
[ D'Ambrosio, Joseph ]. Golden, Harry.

Phoenix: D'Ambrosio, 1995. One of fifty copies. Decorative borders and initial letters, flag vignettes in blue and red. Designed and produced by Joseph D'Ambrosio using computer typesetting and a combination of laser and letterpress printing. A fine copy. Quarter dark blue morocco over blue cloth boards, spine leather cut-out to display a white cloth, six-pointed star. Housed in a drop-back box, covered in red and dark blue with white cloth, with the spine cut out to display a five-pointed star, printed pa 2 x 2 1/2." [viii], 57, [2] pp. (Item ID: 15687)

$450.00

"Reprinted here in a miniature book are three short stories of a Jewish immigrant writer's American experiences. The author is Harry Golden, and the original book contains many short stories, humorous as well as delightfully charming, which had previously appeared in printed form as a book with the same title…The ambiguity of the binding is meant to entice the reader into a realm of delightful ethnological equivocation. I, too, emanate from an immigrant parent (my father was born in Italy), so I can easily relate to the minor faults of trying to look and be American while maintaining a separate heritage" (Joseph D'Ambrosio, A Memoir of Book Design, p. 160).

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