SALVADOR DALI ~~ A WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION TO A COUNTESS WITH AN ELABORATE TWO PAGE DRAWING DEPICTING A CROWN, BIRTHDAY CAKE AND HUMAN FIGURE PENNED IN: DALI / A STUDY OF HIS ART-IN-JEWELS
DALI, SALVADOR. (1904-1989). Spanish Catalan surrealist painter famous for the striking and bizarre images in his work. The book: ‘DALI: A Study of His Art-in-Jewels / The Collection of the Owen Cheatham Foundation’. 67 pages, folio. Copyright 1959, The New York Graphics Society / Greenwich, Connecticut. Black cloth, gilt impressed spine, with white gilt impressed covers. Original photo illustrated slip case. First edition, thus. Boldly inscribed by Dali on the inside front cover and blank front endpaper, creating a magnificent full 2 page spread illustration which he has drawn.
EXCEEDINGLY RARE INSCRIBED COPY OF HENRIK IBSEN’S ‘LADY INGER OF OSTRAT’ — CHOICE PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY IBSEN TO POET AUGUST FRESENIUS
IBSEN, HENRIK. (1828-1906). Norwegian playwright, director, and poet; viewed as one of the founders of Modernism in theater. His book: Die Herrin von Oestrot : Historisches Schauspiel in funf Aufzuugen. Unter Mitwirkung von Emma Klingenfeld veranstaltete deutsche Originalausgabe der Fru Ingerd til Oestrot. Munich. Theodor Ackermann, 1877. Small octavo. [5 ¾ x 7 inches approximately], 171 pages. Original printed blue-green wrappers, browned around the edges/margins, and showing offset from ‘sunning’. A very good copy, that is internally fine. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Ibsen to August Fresenius.