First Edition of Gay Talese's Unto the Sons; Inscribed by Him to Editor Howard Kaminsky
Unto The Sons.
Item Number: 78643
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.
First edition of this work on the Italian diaspora. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Howard and Susan Kaminsky With my greatest respect for you both always Gay Talese.” The recipient, Howard Kaminsky was the former president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House and William Morrow/Avon. Among the authors he published were Elmore Leonard, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal, David Halberstam and Richard Nixon. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. A nice association.
Unto the Sons traces the origins of Talese's own family, beginning with his great-grandfather in Maida, Italy, his grandfather who immigrated to Pennsylvania and Talese's father, who immigrated to the United States separately following World War I.