Daisies Never Tell: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio Daisies Never Tell: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio Daisies Never Tell: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio Daisies Never Tell: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio

Daisies Never Tell

Joseph J. D'Ambrosio

Published by Joesph J. D'Ambrosio, Sherman Oaks, California, 1982
Condition: As New Hardcover
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This is a story of love and sadness. Nell in the story is the grandmother of the author and illustrator and designer of arguably one of the most beautiful books by Joseph J. D'Ambrosio (1934-2009) and of all his works not only of masterfully created pieces of book art but broadsides and prints, this is my personal favorite. I have many D'Ambrosio pieces and have collected many, but I have never called one or another my favorite. This is it. This book was a painful project by the artist and is an homage to both his grandmother and his mentor and fellow printer Mr. Mundell as D'Ambrosio refers to the man who taught him how to use an Adana letterpress. This book is limited to 50 copies and 10 A/P. It is set in 14pt. Joanna and contain, 20 leaves. Each leaf, printed on Rives BFK, is a printed over serigraph. All Serigraphs are produced by hand from handmade stencils. Some of the serigraphs are delicately produced one color flowers and some are as many as ten colors. The first five leaves are hand cut in the form of daisies, which peak through glass portals embedded in the front or the cove. Quite a remarkable presentation.The binding is dark green cowhide and glass over boards; Natsume end papers; clam-shell box of green Canson paper over boards with green felt. This is copy 48 of fifty and is signed by the artist/author on the two leaf title page, which opens to a hand cut garden of daisies. If you are wondering why I would sell my favorite book, it is because I have another copy with a personal inscription. This is a truly wonderful collectible of fine printing/bookmaking and creativity by one of the great book artists of our time, the late Joe D'Ambrosio. Book and clam shell case are very fine. Bookseller Inventory # 000834

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Title: Daisies Never Tell

Publisher: Joesph J. D'Ambrosio, Sherman Oaks, California

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Publishers clam shell box

Signed: Signed by author and illustrat

Edition: Limited Edition

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