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DULAC, EDMUND, ILLUSTRATOR; HOUSMAN, LAURENCE; ARABIAN NIGHTS - Stories from the Arabian Nights

Title: Stories from the Arabian Nights
Description: London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1907. First Trade Edition "Dulac's Most Important Book" [DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. HOUSMAN, Laurence. Stories From the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Houseman. With Drawing by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1907]. First trade edition. Octavo (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 in; 240 x 181 mm). xvi, 133, [3] pp. Fifty color plates, including frontispiece mounted on gray stock with captioned tissue guards. Publisher's Russet cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt and blue, plain gray end-papers. Preliminary leaves a little foxed, edges of spine a little rubbed. A very good copy. "Stories from the Arabian Nights is Dulac's most important book..The first printing in England of The Arabian Nights in October was so sought after that a second printing had to be run in November to provide books to sell at the Leicester Galleries' November-December showing of Dulac's work..This exhibit started Dulac's lengthy relationship with the Leicester Galleries and also with Hodder and Stoughton who henceforth published each year a book with his pictures, thereby solidifying his reputation as an illustrator" (Hughey) Hughey 16b. .

Keywords: HOUSMAN, Laurence ARABIAN NIGHTS

Price: US$ 650.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 03570


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