The Sleeping Beauty And Other Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
by Quiller-Couch, Arthur.
London: Hodder & Stoughton . Large 4to, 128, pp. With 30 color plates by Dulac tipped in on card printed with captions and decorative borders, all with tissue guards, and an extra plate of the frontispiece in larger format loosely inserted. Original brown morocco, titles to spine and decorative panelling to spine and boards gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Backstrip slightly faded and spotted, otherwise very good. Limited to 1000 copies, this is 570 numbered and signed by Edmund Dulac. Loosely inserted is an invitation to a Dulac exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1910. This title is one of the masterpieces from Dulac’s “blue period” regarded as perhaps his best work. Loker, Grolier Children’s 100, 62. Hughey 23a.Ray 332. (Inventory #: 107934)
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