Dali: A Study of his Art-in-Jewels, a hardback coffee table book featuring a study of artist, Salvador Dali's, work depicted in precious metals and gems. Forward by A. Hyatt Mayor for the Owen Cheatham Foundation, published in 1959. First edition, 67 pages, and covered in a box sleeve.
"The jeweled pieces - ornaments, medals, crosses, objets d'art - you find in this book were not conceived to rest soullessly in steel vaults. They were created to please the eye, uplift the spirit, stir the imagination, express convictions. Without an audience, without the presence of spectators, these jewels would not fulfill the function for which they came into being. The viewer, then, is the ultimate artist. His sight, heart, mind - fusing with and grasping with greater or lesser understanding the intent of the creator - gives them life."