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68 1750 Dante Alighieri Dalí S
68/1750 [Dante Alighieri]. Dalí, S. La Divine Comédie. French transl. J. Brizeux. Paris, Editions d'Art Les Heures Claires, 1959-1963, 12 vols. (6 text vols., 6 suite vols.), 100 col. woodengr. plates after watercolours by S. DALÍ, printed in 4765 numb. copies (150), each vol. loose (in quires) as issued in orig. unif. wr., gilt dec. board chemise and gilt dec. board slipcase, folio.

- Enfer vol. II 1 textquire and 1 plate sl. yellowed; Purgatoire vol. I and Paradis vol. II some plates of the suite in grey-tones trifle foxed; all wrappers sl. yellowed; contents otherwise w. just a few occas. marginal imperfections. Slipcases sl. rubbed along extremities. A fine set.

= One of 150 copies with to each vol. an extra suite in colours, a suite "du trait gravé sur cuivre" and a suite of the colour decomposition of one plate (diff. numb. of plates for each plate: 67/ 63/ 49/ 60/ 68/ 65). Exceptional publication, with no less than 3500 woodblocks necessary for the reproduction of Dalí's illustrations. Also WITH 2 original photographs of Dalí being shown the prints by the engraver Raymond Jacquet, accompanied by editor Jean Estrade (both mounted on paper passepartout with the names of the three men). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLVIII.

€ (7.000-9.000)