London: Hodder and Stoughton, . Later edition. Publisher's lavender cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt. Minimal rubbing to extremities. Collating 169, [1, blank], [1, printer's slug], [1, blank]. Eight color plates tipped-in on large tan textured stock with green line frames and captioned tissue guards with fairy vignette. A Near Fine copy.
A later, re-titled edition of Dulac's infamous book on fairies (previously called Fairies I have Met). "Fairies I Have Met was reviewed in Outlook in its Literary Supplement of New Children's Books, November 9, 1907. The reviewer spoke of the book as 'charmingly illustrated in colour by Edmund Dulac.' It would be hard to disagree. The new and enlarged edition of 1913 [reprinted here] was reviewed most favorably in Church Times and Spectator. With the pictures here, Dulac displays a style much more humorous and whimsical than that of his illustrations for the Bronte novels two years earlier. The subjects are painted at close range, in deep colours, creating bolder designs and showing much detail, as opposed to the distant misty room or landscape scenery of the Bronte work" (Hughey).
Hughey 15d. (Item #3630)