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Stawell, Mrs. Rudolph. Edmund Dulac (illustrator)
Fairies I Have Met
New York: Hodder and Stoughton, 1910. First American edition. Publisher's olive-brown cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in black, white and gilt. Minimal rubbing to extremities. Early ink presentation on front free-endpaper. Collating 117, [1, blank], [1, printer's slug], [1, blank] pp. Eight color plates printed on glossy paper with captions printed in blue. Dedication leaf browned otherwise a near fine copy. "Fairies I Have Met was reviewed in Outlook in its Literary Supplement of New Children's Books, November 9, 1907. The reviewer spoke of the book as 'charmingly illustrated in colour by Edmund Dulac.' It would be hard to disagree... With the pictures here, Dulac displays a style much more humorous and whimsical than that of his illustrations for the Bronte novels two years earlier. The subjects are painted at close range, in deep colours, creating bolder designs and showing much detail, as opposed to the distant misty room or landscape scenery of the Bronte work" (Hughey). Hughey 15b.[Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]

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