A Memoir of Book Design 1969-2000

D'Ambrosio, Joe

Published by The Book Club of California, 2003
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4to. 212 pp. Black cloth with patterned paper over front board. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Original mylar dust jacket shows slightest rubbing only. Designed using 10 point digital Della Robbia type, printed offset on Mohawk Superfine paper by Lithotech and bound by Cardoza-James Bindery. One of 350 copies. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A Memoir of Book Design 1969-2000
Publisher: The Book Club of California
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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D'Ambrosio, Joe
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Book Description Book Club of California, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 4to, decorated boards with cloth spine in acetate d/w. Limited to 350 copies. As-new. Seller Inventory # 17061918

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D'Ambrosio, Joe
Published by designed and printed by Joe D'Ambrosio for The Book Club of California, San Francisco (2003)
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Book Description designed and printed by Joe D'Ambrosio for The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2003. Hardcover. 212p., 8.25x11.25 inches, decorated endpapers, illustrated throughout with color photos of the books, signed by the author/artist on title page, fine first edition limted to 350 copies bound in decorative boards and quarter black cloth, white titles on spine, fine clear mylar dj. Publication no. 216. Seller Inventory # 211350

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D'Ambrosio, Joe
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Book Description Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2003. Black cloth printed in silver with decorated paper-covered front board, DW, 4to., (i), 212, (1) pages, 172 color photographs. One of 350 copies written and designed by Joe D'Ambrosio from Della Robbia type on Mohawk Superfine paper and bound by Cardoza-James Bindery. Four-page prospectus and three different BBC postcard exhibition invitations laid in. A fine copy in the original lightly used clear DW. Seller Inventory # 006978

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Joe D'Ambrosio (1934-2009).
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Book Description The Book Club of California, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 216. 4to. 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. [viii], (215) pp. Color photographs throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine and rear cover, patterned paper front cover over boards, silver-titled spine, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. Joseph D'Ambrosio (1934-2009) worked as a book artist since 1969. He wrote, set type, printed designs, executed the artwork, and bound books by hand. D'Ambrosio's books are a total work of art combining many spectrums of fine art mediums.? This book doubles as a memoir and bibliography of his works up until 2000, with extensive notes from D'Ambrosio on the history, context, design, and making of each of his books. Seller Inventory # GG217-010

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D'AMBROSIO, Joe
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Book Description Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: As new. First edition. Quarto. black silver lettered cloth spine over pattenred light boards, patterned endpapers. Illustrated with numerous colour and black and white plates. One of 350 copies. A wonderful book discussing the many books D'Ambrosio has designed, and often giving great detail to the "why" which is most interesting. He designed not just the outside of books but also the "inside" how the text flows on a page - at times mischievously. [BCC 216]. Seller Inventory # 23405

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Book Description The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2003. First edition. Limited edition of 350 copies. Quarto. [8], 212pp. Illustrated with 173 color photographs, decorative endpapers. Index. Black cloth spine lettered in silver, paper covered boards with patterned design by the author. A very fine copy, as new. These memoirs cover thirty years of the author's book design and production of extremely innovative and unusual books. With 92 separate entries, this book covers the entire body of the author's work. D'Ambrosio writes, sets the type, prints letterpress, creates his original artwork, and binds each book he creates. Written and designed by the author especially for The Book Club of California, this handsome book includes 173 full color photographs of the author's work. Original prospectus laid in. Seller Inventory # 6290

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D'Ambrosio, Joe (or Joseph)
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Book Description The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-As New. First Edition. Publisher's black cloth and boards. Issued with unprinted mylar dust wrapper (fine). The book was printed in an edition of 350 copies, designed by the author. 8 x 11 1/4 inches. Color illustrations throughout. Two autograph letters signed by D'Ambrosio laid in. Both are on cards with an illustration of one of his books. One is concerning a talk he was to give in Sacramento; the other talks of a special binding on this book. 212 pages, including index. Seller Inventory # 8753

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D'Ambrosio, Joe.
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Book Description Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2003. Hardcover. First edition. [3], 212 pp., 173 color photo reproductions; quarto, half black cloth and decorative boards. A chronological history of the work of Joe D'Ambrosio with full descriptions and illustrations of the 92 books he has designed. Edition limited to 350 copies. This copy autographed by the author on the title page. Publisher's prospectus, also autographed by D'Ambrosio laid in. Fine in near fine acetate jacket. Seller Inventory # 20754

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Joe d'Ambrosio
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Book Description Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. One of 350 copies. Quarto. [8], 212pp. Illustrated with 173 color photographs, decorative endpapers. Index. Black cloth spine lettered in silver, paper covered boards with patterned design by the author. Gift Inscription from Author. Seller Inventory # 21508

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Book Description The Book Club of California. Condition: Used - Like New. 2003. Hardcover. One of 300 copies. Cloth with 3/4 of front cover paper-wrapped. Quarto. 212 pp., copious illustration. Very light bumping along tail edge. Very fine. Slight Shelf Wear; Otherwise, Fine. Seller Inventory # S29301

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