Tales from the 1001 Nights
Salvador Dalí’s striking series of 50 watercolours inspired by the 1001 Nights with the tales, introduced by Robert Irwin, printed in a separate volume.
With their jinn and sorcerers, evocative locations and pervasive erotic charge, The One Thousand and One Nights have enthralled audiences for centuries. Although best known as a painter, Salvador Dalí illustrated more than one hundred titles and his imaginative power, and ability to transport the reader to an exotic other world, make him one of the great interpreters of this collection of stories. Dalí's 50 illustrations are a blaze of vivid colours abounding with figures of humans, animals and curious monsters, shifting between the familiar and the disorientating. The stories have been printed in a separate volume in a smaller format more convenient for reading.
112 pages with 50 full-page colour plates
Printed on Modigliani paper
Plates protected with translucent overlays
Typeset in Abril
Quarter-bound in calfskin with sides covered in Tsarina Crush
Blocked in gold
Gilded top edge
18˝ x 13½˝
512 pages typeset in Fournier on Abbey Wove paper
Bound in cloth inset with title label
9¼˝ x 6˝
Solander Presentation Box
Bound in cloth and blocked with a design by Ged Palmer in gold and cream foil