Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition)

(Item #5140) Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition). Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edmund Dulac.
Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition)
Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition)
Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition)
Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition)
Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition)
Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition)
Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition)
Edmund Dulac's vivid imagining of tales from classical mythology
Tanglewood Tales (Signed Limited Edition)

London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1918]. First Thus. Signed limited edition of which this copy is number 27 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. Half vellum over drab boards with gilt to spine. Pictorial endpapers. Measuring 280 x 225mm and collating complete: xii, 245. Some gentle shelfwear and bowing to boards; toning to endpapers and light scattered foxing to closed textblock. Contemporary bookplate of C. Pearl Chamberlain to front pastedown. Internally a pleasing copy with beautiful color illustrations by premier artist Edmund Dulac.

In his follow up to Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, Hawthorne presented juvenile readers with rewritings of stories from classical mythology. His main alteration of stories was a reshaping of sexual violence -- notably in the cases of Ariadne and Persephone --into abduction, as he considered a youthful readership unprepared for those themes. Here, the exceptionally popular artist Edmund Dulac renders Hawthorne's tales into vibrant color illustrations, bringing them to life.
Near Fine (Item #5140)

Price: $950