Paris: Editions Pierre Belfond, 1974. Folio (15 x 11 inches). Ten erotic drypoint etchings with gilding, on vellum Arches paper, each signed "Dali" and numbered in pencil, lower right. Loose as issued in printed wrapper; red cloth clamshell case. Professionally conserved freeing tissue guards from some of the gilding, overall in well preserved condition. Item #408838
Limited edition, number CLXXVII of CC (200) copies on japon nacre from an edition of 300. With a certificate of authenticity from the publisher attesting to the genuineness of the 10 engravings. Micheler Lopsinger notes that the original plan was to illustrate a more erotic text, but this was rejected in favor of the present one. The etchings were reworked and amplified in drypoint by Dali, and all impressions were gilded by Atelier Jacomet. Tristan Corbiére's Les Amours Jaunes (The Yellow Loves, or Wry Loves, 1873), drew the attention of Paul Verlaine, who included him in his “Les poètes maudits”. He is acknowledged as both a Symbolist of note and a precursor to the Surrealists, and inspired these imaginative reactions from Dali. Michler & Lopsinger 693-702.