This unique edition unites Rabelais’s comic masterpiece translated into English with all Doré’s renowned illustrations for the first time.
Tales from the 1001 Nights
Illustrated by Salvador Dalí
Introduced by Robert Irwin
Translated by Malcolm C. Lyons
Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies
Salvador Dalí’s striking series of 50 watercolours inspired by the 1001 Nights with the tales, introduced by Robert Irwin, printed in a separate volume.
With their jinn and sorcerers, evocative locations and pervasive erotic charge, The One Thousand and One Nights have enthralled audiences for centuries. Although best known as a painter, Salvador Dalí illustrated more than one hundred titles and his imaginative power, and ability to transport the reader to an exotic other world, make him one of the great interpreters of this collection of stories. Dalí’s 50 illustrations are a blaze of vivid colours abounding with figures of humans, animals and curious monsters, shifting between the familiar and the disorientating. The stories have been printed in a separate volume in a smaller format more convenient for reading.