First Edition of Christ in Concrete; Inscribed by Pietro Di Donato
Christ in Concrete.
Di Donato, Pietro.
Item Number: 81147
New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1939.
First edition of this classic portrait of Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1920s. Octavo, original black cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With appreciation to you, Bill, I remain forever your friend. Dont forget me. Pietro de Donato “Donnie.” In very good condition.
An uncompromising yet beautiful portrait of the life of Italian immigrants on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1920s, Christ in Concrete is the story of a twelve-year-old boy who must support his family after his father's untimely death.