Diners de Gala by Salvador Dali. First edition, 1973
This first edition of Salvador Dali's lavish cookery book features 136 recipes across 12 chapters, all extravagantly designed by Dali and inspired by his wife and muse, Gala. It brings to life the luxurious dinner parties of the famed couple through its surrealist food driven artwork and its dishes designed by leading French chefs of Paris finest restaurants.
First edition, 1973, Felice, New York. Complete with a beautiful gold foil illustrated dust jacket and illustrated endpapers. 322 pages. Book measures 12" by 8-3/4".
It is in superb condition with some light wear to the jacket. Some tears on the spine, now protected in a Mylar cover. Nice, clean and tight copy of this first edition book.
"Les diners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste. If you are a disciple of one of those calorie counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once it is too lively, too aggressive, and far too impertinent for you."
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