DALI’S LARGE FOLIO ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SIGNED BY HIM, WITH AN ORIGINAL ETCHING AND 12 FULL-PAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAVURES
(DALI, Salvador) CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Maecenas Press, 1969. Large folio (13 by 18-1/2 inches), loose signatures laid into brown cloth portfolio, original half chestnut morocco clamshell box with later leather straps and ivory fore-edge clasps.
Beautifully printed limited edition of the brilliant and beloved children’s classic, number 437 of 2500 copies signed by Salvador Dalí on the title page, with an original etching and 12 full-page color photogravures after his paintings— as breathtakingly imaginative as the text they illustrate.
Dalí’s twisting dreamscapes and semi-hallucinatory images superbly complement Carroll’s astonishingly inventive fantasy (first published in 1865) and exemplify the artist’s entire oeuvre. “Dalí’s images have become icons of the fantastic, signposts (not maps) that point the way inward to that realm” (Clute & Grant, 246). This magnificent production, printed on Mandeure paper, contains an original three-color etching as a frontispiece and 12 striking full-page color photogravures (heliogravures) after Dali’s original gouache paintings. Michler & Löpsinger 321-333. Field 69-5.
Prints and text clean and fine. Box with some expert repairs and soiling.