Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis. DALI Salvador 1904-1989.
Fine, 1967. 105 offset colour lithograh plates. 1 of the 199 Magni Luxus copies, complete with the publishers signed vellum limitation sheet & the stamped & numbered gold cast of the artists hand with support & leather pouch. 5 volumes of the publishers green crushed full morocco, t.e.g. Spines, raised bands enclosing coloured inlaid floral designs, gilt titles on red labels. Internally, gilt inner dentelles, moire silk endpapers, 105 offset colour lithograph plates, after watercolour drawings by Salvador Dali, each with a Japanese paper tissue guard bearing a printed biblical quotation, text block edges uncut. Each volume encased in its green morocco and moire silk slipcase, small marks to cases. Stunning to say the least!
Title continues: Sixti V pont. max. iussu recognita et Clementis VIII auctoritate edita.
Dr Giuseppe Albaretto arranged to have the bible published by the Rizzoli press with himself as the editor. The typeface was derived from type designed by Aldus Manutius, cut and cast especially for this Bible.
99 "ad personam" copies were printed, each on hand-made, pure rag paper, interspersed with illuminated drawings and bound in green Morocco leather; the binding itself is embellished with gold with mosaic-like gold ornamentation on the spine. Each unique copy contains at least one of the original pictures by Salvador Dali´.
199 copies of the "magnus luxus" edition, numbered I to CXCIX, were printed on hand-made, pure rag paper, interspersed with illuminated drawings and bound in green aluta leather; the binding is also embellished with gold with mosaic-like gold ornamentation on the spine.
1499 copies of the "luxus" edition, numbered 1 to 1499, were printed on special wood-pulp paper with the Dali´ watermark, interspersed with illuminated drawings and bound in natural-colored goatskin, embellished with gold. This is a copy magnus luxus edition.