Les Vins de Gala | 1977, first edition of Salvador Dali's eccentric wine bible.

£390.00 GBP £550.00

'A real connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets.' (Salvador Dali).

The first edition of Salvador Dali's "Les Vins de Gala," published by Draeger, Paris in 1977, is an extraordinary work of art that combines Dali's passion for surrealism with his love of wine.

The book is divided into twelve chapters, each one dedicated to a different aspect of wine appreciation, such as "The Wines of Gala" and "The Dionysian Wine Cellar." It also features wine-related quotes, anecdotes, and recipes.

But what makes this book cool and unique is the way that Dali uses his surrealist style to depict the world of wine in a way that is both imaginative and whimsical. The illustrations are not just beautiful, but also thought-provoking and often humorous.

Overall, "Les Vins de Gala" is a testament to Dali's genius as both an artist and a wine enthusiast. It's a book that will appeal to collectors of art books, wine connoisseurs, and anyone who appreciates the intersection of art and culture, I can't recommend it more.

First edition, first impression. Original white cloth decorated in gilt and colour, illustrated endpapers. Full page illustrations throughout in colour and black and white. Internally fine.  Original gold dust jacket, minor rubbing to extremities. An excellent example of Dali's eccentric wine bible.

Published by Draeger, Paris, 1977