Sign In | Register
Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book by  illustrator  Edmund - First Edition - from David Brass Rare Books, Inc. and Biblio.com

Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book

by DULAC, Edmund, illustrator

Condition: See description


London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916. In The Original Dust Jacket [DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book. Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1916]. First trade edition. Large quarto (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches; 273 x 213 mm.). [11], [1, blank], 169, [1], [1, blank], [1, printer's imprint] pp. Fifteen color plates, mounted on stiff cream paper, framed with wide gilt bands and with descriptive letterpress in black. Original tan cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, blue and black to form a design of two leaping horses and scroll frame for gilt lettering (reproducing the design on the title-page) on front cover and spine. Decorative endpapers. Original color printed dust jacket with a reproduction of the color plate facing page 16 in the book. Spine of dust jacket with minimal tape strengthening at foot and lower edge of front fold. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. "The tales of this book, both written and illustrated by Dulac, were drawn from the folklore of Russia, England, Flanders, Belgium, Italy, France, Ireland, Serbia and Japan. Dulac was able to employ the full scope of his versatility in creating a national mood in each illustration. During this period of his work, Dulac had immersed himself in the artistic traditions of folklore. He was partly stimulated by his friendship with Yeats (whose interest in Celtic folklore was legendary) and partly awakened to ethnic themes by his 1913 cruise through the eastern Mediterranean. Also at this time he was influenced by his encounters with the Russian-born designer Léon Bakst and Bakst's stage work for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes" (Hughey). Hughey 47a.


  • Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 02908
  • Title: Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book
  • Author: DULAC, Edmund, illustrator
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)



Help & frequently asked questions


Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]

$950.00

$5.50 shipping to USA

More shipping options >




Collecting Dr. Seuss Books and Ephemera

Collecting Dr. Seuss

Whether you are into the pricey first editions or interesting Seussiana ephemera, this is a good starting point for building a book collection based on Dr. Seuss

The Beat Generation

Collecting The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation was born out of WWII, and it still continues to exert considerable influence on today's literary scene. Biblio sellers have a fantastic collection of Beat Generation books and ephemera for browsing.


Trustpilot