Dali: Les Diners of Gala. Translated from the French by Peter J. Moore.
New York: Felicie, Inc., 1973.
Large quarto (31.5 x 22 cm.), 324 pages. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial endpapers feature Dalí paintings that incorporate food. FIRST EDITION, English language issue. "[E]laborated with great precision by a 'chef' wishing to remain in the most secret anonymity" (colophon), this fantastical cookbook features fifty-six recipes including many from Lasserre, Maxim's, la Tour d'Argent, and le Buffet de la gare de Lyon, many of which featured in Dalí and Gala's extravagant dinner parties. Illustrated with color photographs of the dishes and the restaurants, some with Dali at table; also included are twelve "hors texte" designed by Dali and signed - in the print - for this publication. Original illustrated cloth boards; fine. In original unclipped (though not priced) stiff, metal foil dust jacket, color illustrated and blind-stamped. A bit of edgewear and rubbing to the dust jacket; near fine.