Dulac, Edmund Dulac’s Fairy Book. Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations.

Dulac, Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book. Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations.

Dulac, Edmund. Edmund Dulac’s Fairy Book. Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations. [Includes: Snegorotchka – A Russian Fairy Tale / The Buried Moon – An English Fairy Tale / White Caroline and Black Caroline – A Flemish Fairy Tale / The Seven Conquerors of the Queen of the Mississippi – A Belgian Fairy Tale / The Serpent Prince – An Italian Fairy Tale / The Hind of the Wood – A French Fairy Tale / Ivan and the Chestnut Horse – A Russian Fairy Tale / The Queen of the Many-Coloured Bedchamber – An Irish Tairy Tale / The Blue Bird – A French Fairy Tale / Bashtchelik (Or, Real Steel): A Serbian Fairy Tale / The Friar and the Boy – An English Fairy Tale / The Green Serpent – A French Fairy Tale / Urashima Taro – A Japanese Fairy Tale / The Fire Bird – A Russian Fairy Tale]. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1916. 4°. Frontispiece, 169 pages plus 15 tipped-in illustrations by Edmund Dulac (including frontispice). Collation complete. Hardcover / Original, illustrated cloth. The binding in very good+ condition. All the illustrations in place and in excellent condition. Original endpapers in excellent condition.

Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac, October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French book illustrator.
Born in Toulouse, France, he began his career by studying law at the University of Toulouse. He also studied art, switching to it full time after he became bored with law, and having won prizes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He spent a very brief period at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1904 before moving to London.
In London, the 22-year old Frenchman was picked up by J.M. Dent and given a commission to illustrate Jane Eyre. He then began an association with the Leicester Gallery and Hodder & Stoughton; the gallery commissioned paintings from Dulac which they sold; the rights to the paintings were purchased by Hodder & Stoughton, who used them as illustrations in illustrated books, publishing one book a year. Books produced under this arrangement by Dulac include Stories from The Arabian Nights in 1907, with 50 colour images; an edition of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in 1908, with 40 colour illustrations; The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in 1909, with 20 colour images; The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales in 1910; Stories from Hans Christian Andersen in 1911; The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe in 1912, with 28 colour images and many monotone illustrations; and Princess Badoura in 1913. Dulac became a naturalized British Citizen on Feb 17 1912.
During World War I he contributed to relief books, including King Albert’s Book, Princess Mary’s Gift Book, and, unusually, his own Edmund Dulac’s Picture Book for the French Red Cross (1915) (including 20 colour images). Hodder and Stoughton also published The Dreamer of Dreams (1915) (including 6 colour images) – a work composed by the then Queen of Romania. (Wikipedia)

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Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book. Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations.
Edmund Dulac’s Fairy Book. Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations.