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      Sale 2358 | Lot 70
      Price Realized: $25,000With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2358 Lot 70

        DALÍ, SALVADOR. Pages choisies de Don Quichotte de la Manche. 12 original lithographs by Dalí, of which 3 are double-page, and with two duplicate sets, one on Japan and one on Rives, plus an additional lithograph from the prospectus for a total of 37 plates. 412x345 mm; 16 1/4x13 inches, sheets. Folio, contents loose as issued in publisher's printed cream wrappers printed in red and gold, clean tear along top right of spine extending into front cover; blue cloth chemise and slipcase, spines completely but evenly faded; internally bright and sound. Paris: Joseph Foret, 1957

        Estimate $25,000 - 35,000

        first edition. number 20 of only 25 roman numbered copies with two additional suites of plates richly printed on Japon Nacré and on Rives. From a total edition of 197. Also included is the lithograph contained in the prospectus (leaf not present), "Don Quichotte a la tête qui Eclat." Don Quichotte is the first book illustrated by Dalí using lithography instead of etching and is considered one of his most important and successful livres d'artiste. The lithographs necessitated six different printers and were termed by Dalí himself as "the lithographies of the century." He records his creative process methodically: "to outline the sails of the mills, the artist stuffed a rhino horn with bread and dipped in ink this monstrous quill . . ."--from the text. Michler-Löpsinger 1001-1012.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $25,000

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