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Housman, Laurence. Edmund Dulac (illustrator)
Stories from the Arabian Nights
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919. Later edition. Publisher's Russet cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt and blue, plain cream end-papers. Inner front hinge slightly cracked but sound. Neat ink inscription and date (1920) on front paste-down. Original pictorial dust jacket with a duplicate of one of the color plates pasted onto the front panel. Title-page printed in red and black. Fifty color plates, including frontispiece mounted on cream paper with captioned tissue guards. A near fine copy of this full-size reprint in the original pictorial dust jacket. "Stories from the Arabian Nights is Dulac's most important book...The first printing in England in October was so sought after that a second printing had to be run in November to provide books to sell at the Leicester Galleries' November-December showing of Dulac's work...This exhibit started Dulac's lengthy relationship with the Leicester Galleries and also with Hodder and Stoughton who henceforth published each year a book with his pictures, thereby solidifying his reputation as an illustrator" (Hughey). The present is a later version, but retaining the beautiful artwork that made the title famous. Hughey 16v.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]

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