Signed book: Dali: A Study of his Life and Work. First American edition. Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, 1958. Hardcover, 14.5 x 14, 96 pages. Signed and inscribed on the reverse of the first free end page extending all the way across to the half-title page, “Pour Monsieur Robert Schwarts, Dali.” Dali has drawn a 3.5-inch tall thin haloed figure, casting a 4.25 inch shadow, gripping the lower portion of the long vertical initial stroke of the “P” in “Pour” in his right hand and a trident (missing the middle prong) in his left hand, seemingly representing an angelic devil. Dali has also added a shooting star on the half-title above “Schwarts.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/G+. Grey illustrated paper-covered boards; edges worn, with small tears at corners and spine-ends; moderately yellowed and sunned (most noticeably on back cover); minor soiling to ffep; few pages have tiny chip at upper textblock edge. Clear plastic dust jacket has large chips, tears, and creases (largest is approx. 7 inches from spinetail to rear cover). Schwartz was a US immigration official assigned to VIPs such as Dali. A visually striking example with Dali’s signature measuring approximately 11 inches long and over eight inches high. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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