Lausanne: Atide Books / Edita S.A., 1962. First English Language Edition. Quarto (31cm x 26.5cm). Yellow cloth boards (hardcover) with artist signature embossed in gold on cover and titling embossed in gold on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 240pp; illus. Very Good copy; slight shelf wear to extremities; soiling to front end pages and side textblock; very slight soiling cover board edges, else clean and tight. Very Good dustwrapper; shelf wear to extremities; tear to bottom back panel corner; soiling to French flap panel, else sound. The forces that shaped Surrealist Salvador Dali's life and work are traced through archival photographs, reproductions, and a text by the artist's close friend Robert Descharnes. Over 150 illustrations, 131 in color. Includes a portfolio of 52 color reproductions of Dali's paintings.