Lot 96 of 366:
Lovely first edition of Fante's Dago Red  

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Dago Red

Fante, John

New York

The Viking Press



Headpieces by Valenti Angelo from linocuts. (8vo), original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in red, dust jacket. First Edition.

Rare first edition of Fante's short story collection. Fante's work received more attention in the 80's after Bukowki acknowledged that he had an influence on his writing. Soon Fante's work was published by Black Sparrow Press ("Ask the Dust," and "Wait Until Spring Bandini"). Valenti Angelo was an apt choice as designer and illustrator.

Lot Amendments

Jacket with small closed tear repaired at head of somewhat sunned spine, one other minuscule tear repaired at head of back panel, toning to rear panel and reverse; mild sunning to volume edges, bookplate removed from front pastedown, mild toning to pages; overall near fine in like jacket.

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