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The book La maison sans fenêtres by author Maurice Sandoz, is published in 1949 by Pierre Seghers in 2,500 numbered copies and printed on Alfa-Marais paper. This is in octavo format, paper-bound with 116 pages, illustrated with full page reproductions of 7 drawings by Salvador Dali, most probably coloured by the artist himself. The text is first published in 1943 and illustrated in 1946. The Museum’s copy is no 586. The pictures in close dialogue with the fantastic text, take the reader to the surrealistic world of the author and artist.

Maurice Sandoz (1892 – 1956) author, Salvador Dalí
(1904 – 1989) illustrator, The House without windows
(La maison sans fenêtres)
Publisher Pierre Seghers – 1949 – 586/2500
Illustrated by Dali’s 7 full-text pen and ink drawings
(watercoloured by the artist) (1946)
26 cm x 18.5 cm – 116 pages + 7 pages without numbers (illustrations)
Spanish school
No 291 – Acquisition 2008
5th illustration by Salvador Dalí
2nd illustration by Salvador Dalí