London: Hodder & Stoughton, . Later edition. Re-Issue Wartime Trade Edition (issued December 1918). Publisher's wartime binding of blue-gray papered boards with white parchment spine and corner tips. Spine with original dark blue morocco label lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A near fine copy in the scarce white paper dust jacket, lettered in black on the spine. Collating [ii], vi, 7-221, , [1, blank]. Twenty-three color plates mounted on cream stock with decorative border, captioned tissue guards. All text leaves with title-page border design printed in tan and black.
"In some of the pictures for this book Dulac continues with the Chinese style developed for Princess Badoura the year before. In others, he reduces the scale and adds a richness of detail to create an effect similar to that seen in Perian and Indian miniature art. The pictures are generally serious but Dulac's ever-present humor creeps in" (Hughey). In this sense, a beautiful encapsulation of the illustrator's style, here applied t oone of the most famous tales from the Arabian Nights.
Hughey 35c. (Item #3615)