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Dali, Salvador (1904 – 1989)

A superb signed book by Dali, with added drawings: The World of Salvador Dali, First edition, NY: Harper & Row, 1962. Hardcover with dust jacket, 10.5″ x 12″, 228 pages.

Enthusiastically signed and inscribed across the half-title page spread in black ballpoint, ‘Pour Irene, Hommage de Dali, 1962.’ Dali has drawn his classic large, wiry Don Quixote figure on the left side, complete with a landscape with a figure pointing to a crescent moon, and another figure seated on a rearing horse, signed again below, ‘Dali’. He also adds a crown sketch above his larger signature to the right side.

In very fine condition, with subtle foxing and toning at the book’s spine ends, and some wear, tears at spine, and some old tape to the clipped dust jacket. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, detailing the circumstances of the book being signed by Dali at his hotel in New York.