Potsdam: Verlag Müller & Co, 1920. First edition in German. Limited to 150 numbered copies, this being copy 99. Publisher's original vellum with inlaid hand-painted medallion and gilt floral border design by Curt Möller-Fernau on front cover. Original vellum clasps. Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 3/8 in; 258 x 187 mm). 113, , [1, colophon], [1, blank] pages. Ten mounted color plates within decorative borders. Vellum very slightly dust soiled otherwise a Fine copy of this Dulac rarity.
“An sheer beauty of colour Edmund Dulac's illustrations stand easily first among the pictured stories of the year.But little miracles of beauty as these pictures are, Mr. Dulac has the blessed sense of humor that will make its appeal even to small readers on whom, alas! his finer qualities may well be lost...Nothing more purely beautiful has ever come even from Dulac’s fairy brush than the picture of Badoura in the arms of Camaralzaman against a background so exquisite as to make one hold one’s breath” (The Outlook, 1913). The only copy known in its original binding, according to specialist David Brass.
Hughey 31e. (Item #3628)