Item #000013292 Stories from The Arabian Nights. Laurence Housman, Arabian Nights, Edmund Dulac.
Stories from The Arabian Nights
Stories from The Arabian Nights

Stories from The Arabian Nights

London: Hodder and Stoughton Publishers (1907), 1907. First UK trade edition. Hardcover. 4to. [2], v-xvi, 1-133, [3] pp. Half later red morocco over the original orange cloth boards with gilt lettering and a gilt decoration on the front board, spine in six compartments with gilt rules and lettering; all edges grey. Rebound without the half-title page. Title page printed in orange and black with an orange drawing. Illustrated with 50 mounted color plates (on grey paper) with printed tissue guards, plates done by the incomparable Edmund Dulac. All plates except for the frontispiece gathered at the end of the volume. Hughey 16a. Hughey refers to this book as Dulac's most important, and references a review that states "those fifty colour illustrations ... will soon be the talk of the literary and artistic world". According to Hughey, The New York Times called this work "indescribably quaint and bewitching". A sharp copy of an Anglicanized version of the Arabian Nights, with the words on the page brought to life by Dulac's artistry. Near Fine. Item #000013292

A touch foxed at the edges of the pageblock, six leaves with their bottom margin trimmed but no loss to the text or pagination.

Price: $1,250.00