Essays of Michel de Montaigne; Signed by Salvador Dali
Essays of Michel de Montaigne.
de Montaigne, Michel; Illustrated by Salvador Dali.$900.00
Item Number: 86579
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1947.
Signed limited edition of The Essays of Montaigne, boldly signed by artist Salvador Dali. With sixteen color illustrated plates and numerous illustrations in the text. One of 1,000 numbered copies. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, gilt decoration to the front panel, gilt topstain. In fine condition. Translated by Charles Cotton.
Dali was commissioned by Doubleday publishing in 1946 to illustrate The Essays of Michel de Montaigne in a special limited edition. An avid admirer of Montaigne, Dali created twenty-one original illustrations in his typically bizarre, surreal, and often grotesque style to accompany a selection of the philosopher's works.