Stories from the Arabian Nights

Stories from the Arabian Nights. Laurence. Edmund Dulac Housman.
Stories from the Arabian Nights
Stories from the Arabian Nights
Stories from the Arabian Nights
Stories from the Arabian Nights
A later printing of Dulac's career-establishing work
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.
(Item #3622)

Price: $550