Maggs Bros Ltd

The Secret Life of Salvador Dali.

DALI Salvador (1942.)

£1200.00 

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

Illustrations. First US edition. Large 8vo., black cloth, printed paper label to spine, pictorial panel to upper cover, pictorial dust jacket. New York, Dial Press.

A presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the half title page 'Pour Monsieur et Madame Silvain S. Brunschwing Souvenir des epidermes des pianos de Monterey Amicallement Salvador Dali 1942', alluding to p.393 '..which will allow me to shuffle off and completely detach myself from the prison of my old skin, exactly as snakes do, and as those flexible pianos imagined by Dali also do, when toward the end of certain transparent October days they leave hanging all along the rocks of the beach of Monterey the torn shreds of their old lyrical epidermis'.

Dust jacket nicked and torn along the margins, closed tear over the titling on the spine of the jacket. Old newspaper review tipped in at rear, book label of Village Bookshop, Carmel, Ca. to rear pastedown.

Stock Code: 217291