"I am exalted by all that is edible": First American edition of Salvador Dali's Les Diners de Gala
Les Diners de Gala.
Item Number: 95319
New York: Felice, 1973.
First American edition of Dali’s illustrated work on “Dalinian Gastronomics” dedicated to Gala. Quarto, original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, with numerous photographs of Dali dining, illustrations and paintings by him, and 136 recipes, 55 illustrated with color photographs. Translated by Printed under the direction of Rene Toutain with the collaboration of Max Gerard. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example.
This particularly Dalinesque creation contains a gastronomical odyssey which exalts 'Dalinian Gastro Esthetics' through a a unique presentation of recipes. The introduction to this impressive volume states: "We intend to ignore those charts and tables in which chemistry takes the place of gastronomy. If you are a disciplle of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once; it is too lively, too agressive and far to impertinent for you.