Monday, February 14, 2011

Jerusalem Bible - Illustrated by Salvador Dali (Doubleday & Co., 1970)

Jerusalem Bible
Illustrated by Salvador Dali;
Edited by Alexander Jones (Doubleday & Company, 1970).

This large, heavy book is just under 12″ tall by 3″ thick, and is filled with 32 full-page color illustrations by Dalí. This number represents less than a third of the 105 lithographs in the “Biblia Sacra” suite. However, this enormous illustrated book is sure to be a prize to even an atheist.

Features two silk ribbon page markers, leather cover, marble decorated pastedowns and endpapers, and gold gilt page edges. Originally issued in a coffin box for protection, and can be found in red, white, and black covers.

The red cover seems to be the most common and the black and white covers are of about equal rarity. 

A pretty common book, but demand remains fairly high, so you will pay at least $100 for a nice copy.  I have seen copies sell for upwards of $200.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about the price of a signed one?