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DULAC, EDMUND, ILLUSTRATOR; ARABIAN NIGHTS - Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights

Title: Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights
Description: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1918. Preserves To A Marvel the Persian Feeling" 'Wartime' [1918] Trade Edition in the Original Dust Jacket DULAC, Edmund, illustrator. Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [1918]. Re-Issue 'Wartime' Trade Edition (issued December 1918). Quarto (11 1/8 x 9 inches; 283 x 231 mm.). [ii], vi, 7-221, [2], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-three color plates mounted on cream stock with decorative border, captioned tissue guards. All text leaves with title-page border design printed in tan and black. Publisher's wartime binding of blue-gray papered boards with white parchment spine and corner tips. Spine with original dark blue morocco label lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A near fine copy in the scarce white paper dust jacket, lettered in black on the spine. "In some of the pictures for this book Dulac continues with the Chinese style developed for Princess Badoura the year before. In others, he reduces the scale and adds a richness of detail to create an effect similar to that seen in Perian and Indian miniature art. The pictures are generally serious but Dulac's ever-present humor creeps in.. And always there is the Oriental inspiration" (Hughey). "Mr. Dulac has provided pictures which preserve to a marvel the Persian feeling" (Times Literary Supplement, Dec. 10, 1914). "It may have been his friendship with the celebrated connoisseurs, Ricketts and Shannon, that led Dulac to a renewed and closer acquaintance with those Oriental and Greek primitives, which he had already learned to love in his youth..Persian miniatures especially have fascinated him.. the fantasies which Scheherazade wove.. need a jeweled commentator, and Dulac alone possesses the necessary gifts" (Art critic, Martin Birnbaum, Introduction, Catalog of Dulac exhibition, Scott & Fowles Gallery, NY, December 1916). Hughey 35c. .

Keywords: ARABIAN NIGHTS Illustrated Books Literature Persian Literature

Price: US$ 950.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 03578

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