S. J. Perelman is the title and subject of the latest book from the Brown Ziggurat Press, part of the Brooke Hunt Mitchell Distinguished Author Series. The book consists of an essay by Daniel Asa Rose ’71, P ’17 and a surprise pop-up on the last page that depicts Perelman’s famous portrait by his friend Al Hirschfeld. Made of a letterpress printed paper cover and digital text, the volume contains 20 pages. It was commissioned and edited by John Hay Professor Emeritus of Bibliography and Professor Emeritus of Visual Art Walter Feldman ADE ’55 hon., designed and executed by Elias Roustom of EM Letterpress, and bound by Caitlyn Thompson ’09.
Both an informative and entertaining piece of literature and a handmade work of art, S. J. Perelman will be available in a limited, numbered run through Vamp & Tramp Booksellers online for $135.