Nineteen Years and Counting: A Retrospective Bibliography, 1969-1988 (SIGNED Artist Proof copy))
[Sherman Oaks, CA]: Published by the author, 1989. First Edition Limited to 10 artist proof copies and 75 numbered copies. SIGNED by D'Ambrosio on title page with his pencil notation "A.P." above the date. INSCRIBED "To Rose Marie & Wally Dawes - My good friends, and, my excellent advisors. Joe D'Ambrosio". As noted on the colophon, Rose Marie of The Paper Source donated the hand-marbled endpapers by Iris Nevins. 8vo. 129 pp. Sixty tipped-in color photographs for D'Amrosio's first 38 works including books, miniature books and posters. Dark grey leather hinged spine over handmade marbled paper covered boards with a copper overlay design; handmade marbled endpapers; in blue-grey linen jacket with marbed paper strips along edges. A near fine copy with minor wear; small scrapes to papers at spine ends. Item #21837
A bibliography of D'Ambrosio's artistic books he published over nearly twenty years. Joseph J. D'Ambrosio (1934 - 2009) was a unique book artist who first began designing books in Chicago in 1969 with the goal to creat a visual environment for the written word.