1913 Rare First Edition - Princess Badoura. A Tale from the Arabian Nights by Laurence Housman. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
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Author: Laurence Housman. Illustrated By Edmund Dulac.
Title : Princess Badoura. A Tale from the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Housman. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Publisher: No place (London), Hodder & Stoughton, no date (circa 1913). First Dulac Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 " X 8 ".
Pages: 113 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, light stain on the front cover - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, small scuff on the last endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Illustrated with 10 Edmund Dulac plates tipped in and protected by tissue guards (Complete).
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 750)
The book: Rare and Nice Hodder and Stoughton First trade edition of Dulac's illustration for the Princess Badoura. A Tale from the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Housman. In the Tales of the Arabian Nights, Badoura is a princess of China and the most beautiful woman ever seen on the earth. She magically falls in love in her sleep with Prince Camar of Persia thanks to the supernatural antics of two genies, who boast of their rival beauty. In defiance of their families, the young couple steadfastly refuses to marry anyone else until they are reunited after a quest for each other across Arabia. Their dreams come true, and the princess travels to her wedding in great splendor on the back of an elephant. This enchanting story is here wonderfully illustrated by Edmund Dulac!
The illustrator: Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French-born, British naturalized magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Born in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art the École des Beaux-Arts. He moved to London early in the 20th century and in 1905 received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Brontë Sisters. During World War I, Dulac produced relief books and when after the war the deluxe children's book market shrank he turned to magazine illustrations among other ventures. He designed banknotes during World War II and postage stamps, most notably those that heralded the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
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