Collecting rare and out-of-print (OOP) books by, about, illustrated by, or featuring the art of, Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Featuring information regarding the edition and the estimated value of antiquarian or collectible Dalí publications, and a reference source to help others in the research of rare or out-of-print Dalí publications and miscellaneous Dali collectibles such as medals/medallions and fine art prints.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Strauss ~ Don Quixote ~ Reiner (RCA Soria Series, LD 2384, circa 1960)
Strauss ~ Don Quixote ~ Reiner
(RCA Soria Series, LD 2384, circa 1960)
Of course, Don Quixote is a favorite theme in the Dali illustration oeuvre. This vinyl recording features a booket with illustrations by several artists, including one by Dali.
While there is nothing new here, the illustration is tipped in, making it an improved version of an image already in print in the 1946 and the 1979 reprint of Don Quixote. The tipped in print is not folded, so it can be harvested for framing.
Indeed, you can occasionally find this image for sale on the internet. Some even try to sell it as a lithograph, which I believe it is not. It appears to fall into the photomechanical reproduction category. And a very good reproduction it is.
Nevertheless, it appears that there was a limited edition of 200 copies of the first edition of the booklet to this recording. My copy is not part of this limited edition.
This recording is readily available, with average price around $15. I expect the limited edition to command a higher price.