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The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales From the Old French

The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales From the Old French

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The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales From the Old French

by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

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  • Very Good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910 A very good copy of the limited edition of Sleeping Beauty signed by Edmund Dulac. No 598 of 1,000. In the original full morocco leather binding with gilt decoration to boards and spine, with tipped-in frontispiece and 29 further colour plates. Top page edges gilted. The binding has been rebacked, preserving the original spine which has some loss at the top. It is sound and tight with newer endpapers and initial and final blanks. There is slight colour variation to the front board and some scuffing to the middle of the back board. Edges and corners are lightly rubbed. There is a loose flyer for the exhibition of Dulac's art work for the book, which ran from November 19th to Christmas of 1910. Contents: half title; frontispiece with guard; title; preface; illustration list; preface; text 129 pp with 29 tissue-guarded plates. The original blanks are browned to one side. There is a small tear in the bottom edge of the tissue guard to the plate at p40; a mark to the guard, plate support and text page at p 48 in the bottom corner; and light marking to the side edge of p 56 which is also present on the side edge of the plate support. There is the occasional light mark, generally to margins or guards but the book is otherwise clean and sound. The plates are in very good clean condition. This is one of Dulac's finest works, produced at a time when book illustration had reached its peak. Please enquire if you would like to see further images.


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The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales From the Old French
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
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edmund dulac; sleeping beauty signed limited; early 20th century book illustration.
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Illustrated; Children's;
Folio - over 12 - 15" tall

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Birsay, Orkney

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.


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Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
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...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
having had the material covering the spine replaced. ...

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