1 - 2 May 2007
SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989)
Dante Alighieri, La divine comédie, Paris, Joseph Foret, 1960 (Michler & Löpsinger 1039-1138; see Field pages 189-200)
the deluxe edition, with six volumes of text in letterpress and 100 wood engravings in colors on Japon nacré, five volumes of supplemental etchings on silk, wood engravings in colors on Japon nacré, and decomposition proofs on Rives BFK (lacking the watercolor and the second volume of supplemental plates for Le purgatoire, Cantos 17 -33), signed and dated 'Hommage de Dali 1960' in ink, loose (as issued), contained in silk-bound portfolio boxes (moderate wear and soiling to all bindings, attenuated), pale scattered foxing to protective envelopes for supplemental proofs, minor surface abrasion and pale scattered foxing to protective folders for text blocks, otherwise in very good condition. 445 x 365 x 65 mm.
Antoine Branducci, former secretary of Les Heures Claires, Paris
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