London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. . First trade edition. Publisher's tan cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in blue and gilt, tan and blue decorated end-papers. Minimal foxing to half-title otherwise a near fine copy. Twenty-three color plates mounted on cream stock with decorative border, captioned tissue guards.
"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 Persian and Indian miniature art. The pictures are generally serious but Dulac's ever-present humor creeps in" (Hughey).
Hughey 35a. (Item #3623)