Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Nouvelles Petites Fleurs de Saint Francois d'Assise" (Claire & Yvan Goll), illustrated by Salvador Dali.

Nouvelles Petites Fleurs de Saint Francois d'Assise
by Claire & Yvan Goll,
Illustrated by Salvador Dali.

Just when I thought that I had them all, another book finds its way to me. 

This one, a softcover (with dust jacket) published in 1958, is written in French, and it features three full-page black & white illustrations by Dali.  Stamp numbered at the back of the book, limited to 1000 copies.

My copy is strange in that the tops and edges of the pages are uncut, so you cannot open every page.  Looks like the book was assembled by folding a sheet into quarters.  This is the first time that I have seen this.

It also appears that my copy is signed by the author, Claire Goll.

A very rare book, so it is difficult to place a value on it.  Likely worth about $175, possibly more considering it would appeal to collectors of Dali and of Goll.