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THE METAMORPHOSIS OF NARCISSUS by DALI, Salvador - 1937

by DALI, Salvador

THE METAMORPHOSIS OF NARCISSUS by DALI, Salvador - 1937

THE METAMORPHOSIS OF NARCISSUS

by DALI, Salvador

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Paris: Editions Surréalistes, 1937. Signed and dated by the artist 'Salvador Dali 1958'.Dali completed his now famous oil painting 'The Metamorphosis of Narcissus' in 1937 after a long period working and touring in the United States. This is the poem that Dali composed while working on this iconic image, here published in a limited edition of 550 copies. The paper wrappers feature a photographic portrait by Cecil Beaton that further plays upon the theme self-reflection.The classical myth of Narcissus, wherein a thespian youth is unable to escape the beauty of his own reflection, held enduring appeal for Dali. For the surrealists, the myth was not merely a cautionary tale of vanity run riot but expressed a deeper metaphysical conundrum concerning the core of human consciousness. The paradox of the myth is that Narcissus was an innocent, unaware that he was staring at his own reflection. As a trope for consciousness creating itself from itself, the myth became a source of endless fascination for Dali, and this cyclical creative process forms the subject of his poem. Limited edition of 550 copies. Slim quarto, with one tipped colour plate and two in black & white; a little flaking of the spine, overall good condition.
  • Bookseller Rare Illustrated Books AU (AU)
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  • Publisher Editions Surréalistes
  • Place of Publication Paris
  • Date Published 1937
  • Keywords DEALER-VBF Salvador Dali Surrealism Mythology Narcissus Art Oil Painting Poetry Mirror Reflection Pond Drowning Beauty Vanity Vane Youth Transformation Life Death
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Discobolus and other Verse
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Discobolus and other Verse

by LINDSAY, Lionel

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Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1959. A unique copy inscribed and fully signed by Lionel Lindsay 'Dear Suzanne and Harold. As many of the woodcuts in this edition were too heavily inked I have printed them on Japanese paper, similar to those in the limited editon and laid them down. Wahroonga 29 Feb 1960.'. Limited edition of 350 numbered copies, printed at the Hawthorn Press. Octavo, special gift binding in bold blind blocked polished calf, boards a bit scratched, otherwise fine.
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Flora Superba
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Flora Superba

by JONES, Paul

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London: The Tyron Gallery, 1971. A remarkably beautiful book by one of the most celebrated modern flower painters, printed by the Curwen Press and published in an edition of only 406 numbered and signed copies. As Sir George Taylor explains in his Note, the book began because "I had long thought that Paul Jones could paint very successfully a series of pictures in a modern version of The Temple of Flora [for an exhibition]... His pictures, which included the 'Datura', the frontispiece of this book, were greatly admired, and encouraged by this we then planned this present book..." Folio, signed limited edition, original half vellum & slipcase, a near fine copy with an additional large format poster.
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La Couleur dans l'Histoire du Costume L'Antiquité: Civilisations Extreme-Orientales
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La Couleur dans l'Histoire du Costume L'Antiquité: Civilisations Extreme-Orientales

by POTET, L. Robert

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Paris: Èdition l'Officiel de la Couleur, 1952. First Edition. A bright and colourful album featuring the traditional costumes of China, Mongolia, Manchuria, Japan, Korea, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Published in 1952, the content of the album reflects contemporary French interest in the culture and costumes of the present-day Vietnam, with separate, detailed chapters on the colony of Cochinchina and the provinces of Tonkin and Annam. Limited first editon of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Large quarto, loose in original decorated wrappers, 260 mm x 360 mm, 52 pages, 22 full-page coloured plates, coloured illustrations throughout text; a fine copy.
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Peter Kills the Bear
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Peter Kills the Bear

by Erskine, John

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London: Elkin Mathews and Marrot, 1930. First edition. Pictorial Boards. Very Good. By John Erskine of the Great Books movement, author of the "The Moral Obligation to be Intelligent". Produced in a limited edition of 530 copies, of which this is signed and numbered 155. This copy is of special interest as the pages remain unopened. A smart, vibrant edition of Erskine's equally vibrant tale, housed in dazzling patterned boards with the tesselating design duplicated on the dust jacket. A limited edition of 530 of which this is number 155, signed and numbered by the author on limitation page. Octavo, 35pp. An unopened copy. Yellow buckram spine with patterned boards and dust jacket. Front and back free endpapers tanned, slight chip to lower left corner of rear dust jacket. An otherwise fine copy.
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1903 Illustrated Catalogue of Children's Vehicles

1903 Illustrated Catalogue of Children's Vehicles

by [Montgomery Ward & Co.]

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Chicago: Montgomery Ward & Co, 1903. Exquisite little catalogue of baby carriages and Victorian children's prams. 'The Tallest Mercantile Building in the World. We own and occupy it exclusively. We carry a stock of merchandise valued at over $2,500,000,00... and when you learn what we offer goods for, and compare our prices with what you are paying, you will open your eyes in astonishment.'. Small octavo, paper wrappers, 112 pages, over one hundred black & white illustrations, the mildest of chipping to head and tail of spine, occassional age marks, a very good copy.
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The Persistence of Poetry
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The Persistence of Poetry

by BYNNER, Witter

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San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1929. First Edition. One of an edition of 325 copies signed by the author. Printed by the Brothers Johnson at the Windsor Press, handset type on handmade Arches paper. Finely reasoned essay on poetry venturing from the songs of the Navajo to a lengthy discussion on Chinese poems and Wordsworth. 'It is not necessary that culture bring about the death of poetry, as it did in the Rome of Virgil. The cynics are wrong who see in our future no place for an art which belongs, they say, to the childhood of the race. The head of a man and the heart of a child working together as in the Chinese have made possible with one race and may make possible with any race, even in the thick of the most intricate culture, the persistence of the purest poetry.' Witter Bynner. Limited edition of 325 signed copies. Small slim quarto, original red cloth, small neat previous owner's inscription on inner cover, back board partially sunned, else fine.
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La Couleur dans l'Histoire du Costume L'Antiquité: Civilisations Extreme-Orientales
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La Couleur dans l'Histoire du Costume L'Antiquité: Civilisations Extreme-Orientales

by POTET, L. Robert

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Paris: Èdition l'Officiel de la Couleur, 1952. First Edition. A bright and colourful album featuring the traditional costumes of China, Mongolia, Manchuria, Japan, Korea, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Published in 1952, the content of the album reflects contemporary French interest in the culture and costumes of the present-day Vietnam, with separate, detailed chapters on the colony of Cochinchina and the provinces of Tonkin and Annam. Limited first editon of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Large quarto, loose in original decorated wrappers, 260 mm x 360 mm, 52 pages, 22 full-page coloured plates, coloured illustrations throughout text; a fine copy.
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The 104th Psalm..
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The 104th Psalm..

by Ffarington, Susan Maria

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London: Vincent Brooks Day & Son, 1870. Beautiful coloured-lithographic panorama, as issued in its original decorated cloth boards: the series of 24 connected panels combine to illustrate Psalm 104, forming a continuous panorama over three-and-a-half metres in total. This copy is unusually fine; where seen, these fragile works more commonly display significant wear. The work has been featured in some detail online, testament to its visual impact (see for example a handsome commentary including a full reproduction at the Bridwell Library of Southern Methodist University in the USA). The panorama begins with an image of the psalmist, King David, covering his head in reverence to the Lord; at the end, he appears again, wearing a crown and playing his harp within his palace in Jerusalem. The remainder of the panorama consists of various landscapes teeming with life, as described in the psalm, and includes a scene showing the "leviathan" or whale. The panorama was designed by Susan Maria Ffarington… Read More
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Notes on the Materials of Motor-Car Construction
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Notes on the Materials of Motor-Car Construction

by BERRIMAN, Algernon E.

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London: St Martin's Publishing Co, 1912. First Edition. An early book on the engineering and construction of automotive parts, with a special emphasis on metallurgy. 'An account of modern metallurgical science applied to automobile engineering, including detailed descriptions of the principal processes involved in the production and testing of iron and steel, together with a collection of micrographs and charts graphically illustrating the influence of heat treatment on metals.' The book is well illustrated with photo plates of factory equipment and production, smelting and. Quarto, bound in original red cloth, photographically illustrated throughout, previous owner's inscription, near fine.
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Domestic Japan. ; Illustrated descriptions of articles used in Japanese daily life. First volume...
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Domestic Japan. ; Illustrated descriptions of articles used in Japanese daily life. First volume - Kitchen Utensils. [All published]

by NARUMO, Kinjiro

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Japan: Yokohama Seishi Bunsha, 1895. First Edition. Rare English-language guide to Japanese domestic wares, with 76 fully-illustrated items. Its publication came at a time when Japan was experiencing a dramatic shift from the conservative, isolationist policies of the sh gun-dominated Edo period to the rapid and widespread drive to modernise and engage with the rest of the world that characterizes the Meiji Restoration. This booklet focuses on a traditional domestic interior and features a beautiful double-page plate showing the layout and arrangement of a Japanese period home, showing respective zones for food preparation, cooking and the entertainment of guests. Items specifically illustrated and described include lacquer wares, a charcoal-burning stove, lanterns, wooden buckets and items used in the tea ceremony. A beautiful copy of a scarce work published for the English market. Bibliography: Not in Cordier or Nipponalia.; Rogala Jozef 'A Collector's Guide to Books on Japan in English', 783.… Read More
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Dali

by Dalí, Salvador, Moorhouse, Paul

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Used - Good. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
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Dali: 16 Art Stickers
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Dali: 16 Art Stickers

by Dali, Salvador

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Dover Publications, 0000-00-00. paperback. Used:Good.
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50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
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50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

by Add Salvador Dali

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Grand Street 73: Delusions
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Grand Street 73: Delusions

by DeLillo, Don,Dali, Salvador,Jones, Edward P.,Wearing, Gillian,Jackson, Major,Oswald, Alice

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Grand Street Pr, 12/30/1899 12:00:01. paperback. Good. 0.7008 9.2992 8.0984. Ex library copy. Minor tear to the cover.
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Grand Street 73: Delusions

Grand Street 73: Delusions

by DeLillo, Don; Dali, Salvador; Jones, Edward P.; Wearing, Gillian; Jackson, Major; Oswald, Alice

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Grand Street Pr, 1899. Paperback. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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Dali's Mustache

Dali's Mustache

by Salvador Dali

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9782080135605 / 2080135600
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Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, 1996. Hardcover. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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Dali's Mustache: Une interview photographique
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Dali's Mustache: Une interview photographique

by Salvador Dali; Philippe Halsman

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FLAMMARION, 1993. Hardcover. Like New. Pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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Salvador Dali´: The early years

by Dali´, Salvador

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South Bank Centre, 1994. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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Salvador Dali´: The early years

Salvador Dali´: The early years

by Dali´, Salvador

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The Secret Life Of Salvador Dali
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The Secret Life Of Salvador Dali

by Dali, Salvador

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Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 9/10/2010 12:00:01 A. paperback. Very Good. 1.1024 in x 10.9449 in x 8.1890 in.
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