1928 Rare 1st Limited Signed Edition bound by ASPREY - A FAIRY GARLAND Being Fairy Tales from the Old French by EDMUND DULAC.
Author: Charles Perrault, Mme d'Aulnoy, Count Anthony Hamilton. EDMUND DULAC (illustrator).
Title: A FAIRY GARLAND Being FAIRY TALES from the Old French Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Publisher: London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Sydney, Cassell & Company, Limited / New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First Edition. Limited edition of 1000 signed copies. This one being #694/1000 signed by Edmund Dulac.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 12 " X 9.5 ".
Pages: 251 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine binding bound in the style of Kelliegram by Asprey in full green morocco leather with an inset panel to the front cover depicting Dulac's illustration for "The Search for the Lost Phoenix" in brilliantly colored leather onlays. Covers, spine, edges, and turn-ins also bear floral gilt work, rules, and lettering, along with lilac leather onlays (hinges fine). Upper edge gilt. This exquisite binding is also housed in a fine leather entry slipcase.
Content: Fine content (bright, tight and clean, beautiful cream silk doublures endpaper - as shown, including the original Asprey insert at the beginning of the volume).
Illustrations: Complete with twelve brightly-colored wonderful full-page plates by Dulac, protected by tissue guards.
Estimate: (Scarce with no other copy available worldwide in such an exquisite binding!).
The book: Beautiful First edition of those Fairy Tales illustrated by EDMUND DULAC. One of 1,000 copies signed and numbered by the artist. In an exquisite Asprey binding!
The contents: The Fairy Song. Riquet with the Tuft, Puss in Boots, Bablet, Green Dragon, Fortunata, The Blue Bird, Princess Rosetta, Mayblossom.
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 at 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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