"A PERMANENT PLACE IN THE HISTORY OF ART": STRIKING FIRST EDITION OF DALÍ, WITH OVER 270 ILLUSTRATIONS
DALI, Salvador. Dalí. Edited and Arranged by Max Gérard. Translated by Eleanor R. Morse. New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1968). Large square quarto (11-1/4 by 12 inches), original pictorial brown cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket.
First edition in English of this splendid volume of Dalí's work, produced under his supervision, in publisher's pictorial cloth and beautiful gilt dust jacket with "The Persistence of Memory" inset on the front panel.
A "pioneer of European Surrealism… Dalí will have a permanent place in the history of art… It was Salvador Dalí, with his meticulous and persuasive visions of a world turned inside out, who brought home to the public at large the full potential of Surrealism… It can also be argued that at his best Dalí wrote out a declaration of independence for the human imagination in a way that is still valid" (New York Times). This magnificent volume, produced under Dalí's supervision, includes many works never before reproduced, as well as his thoughts on the subjects that concern him most deeply—war, space-time, his wife and muse Gala, eroticism and mysticism. Edited and Arranged by Max Gérard. With 271 illustrations, including over 80 plates in color and 23 in toned gravure (many double page). Issued same year as first French edition, no priority established.
Faint spot of discoloration to outer margin of title page and following leaf; only slight rubbing to cloth extremities and dust jacket. A bright, near-fine copy.