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 ADAM, ALBERT, ILLUSTRATOR; ROSTAING, JULES, Jardin Des Plantes En Estampes, le
Jardin Des Plantes En Estampes, le
Paris: Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, Frères, 1860. With Twenty-Four Superb Hand Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting All Species of Animals [ADAM, Albert, illustrator]. ROSTAING, Jules. Le Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes. Dessiné et Lithographié par A. Adam. Accompagné d'une histoire De Tous Les Animaux Que Possède La Ménagerie par Jules Rostaing. Paris: Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, Frères, [1860]. First edition. Large oblong quarto (10 3/16 x 13 1/2 inches; 259 x 343 mm.). [iv], 30, [1, table], [1, blank] pp. Twenty four superb hand-colored lithograph plates, heightened with gum arabic and with multiple images. Some light foxing to text leaves only, the plates bright and clean. Publisher's black pebble-grain cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, lower cover with center blind-stamped decoration, yellow coated end-papers, front inner hinge expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Neat early ink inscription on front fly-leaf dated 1860. The wonderful hand-colored plates depict Bison, Deer, Moose, Antelope, Lama, Goats, Birds, Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant, Hippopotomus, Rhino, Camel, Zebra, Donkey, Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Jackal, Wolves, Hyena, Orang-Outang, Monkeys, Dogs, Birds of Prey, Crocodile, Snakes, Gazelle, and People. Albert ADAM (1833-1900) was the son of Caricaturist and lithographer Jean Victor Adam (1801-1867) whom he often assisted with his commissions. OCLC locates just one copy - The Morgan Libary, NY (Gordon Ray copy). Unknown to Denise, Bibliography of the Jardin des Plantes. .
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 ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN, Nye Eventyr [New Fairy Tales]
Nye Eventyr [New Fairy Tales]
Copenhagen: C.A. Reitzel, 1845-1848. The Original Stories That Catapulted Andersen to Fame ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Nye Eventyr. Kjøbenhavn: C.A. Reitzel, 1845-1848. First edition, complete, two volumes (collections) bound together, of Anderson's second series of fairy tales, the first issue of Collection Two, the second issue of Collection One. Small octavo (6 1/4 x 4 in; 157 x 103 mm). Collection One: 47, [1, blank]; 68; 52 pp. Collection Two: 72; 60 pp. Two leaves, comprised of table of contents and dedication page to Collection Two, have been misbound out of sequence. Otherwise, complete with half titles for each volume, both shared title pages, both shared contents leaves, all dedication leaves, all half titles for each fairy tale, and all five regular title pages. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Marbled edges. Some light scattered foxing and toning, and an occasional inkspot. Otherwise a very nice copy. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case. A work of extreme scarcity with OCLC/KVK recording only a handful of copies in libraries worldwide, and with possibly only one other example, the Klein copy (1980), coming to auction within the last thirty-three years of ABPC records (Sotheby Hodgson's catalogue note vague and incomplete). These stories were originally issued in parts; very few have survived in that state. The publisher, Reitzel, collected the individual parts in their original printings, added tables of contents, and published them in anthologies as here. The importance of these stories, here - staggeringly - in their first edition, cannot be underestimated. They have become deeply embedded in the Western world's cultural consciousness, as timeless as our memories of childhood. More to the point, however, is that, unlike Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, who were compilers and talented interpreters of traditional folk stories in their respective cultures, in this second series of Andersen tales, the stories are wholly original, the product of a brilliant imagination, featuring characters of great love and yearning who, misunderstood and misfits in a cruel world, have become transcendent heroes for humanity of all ages. The stories have become the cornerstones of Western children's literature, the characters eternal psychological archetypes. "For his second collection, Nye Eventyr (New Fairy Tales), Andersen wrote some of his most important and famous stories. He moved away from traditional folk material towards creating tales that came from his imagination. The words 'told for children' were omitted from the new title as Andersen sought to engage adults and children alike. He had found a genre in which he had a unique voice" (British Library Online Gallery). The Stories: Volume One 1. The Angel 2. The Nightingale 3. The Sweethearts 4. The Ugly Duckling 5. The Fir Tree 6. The Snow Queen 7. Night Ghosts 8. The Red Shoes 9. The Jumpers 10. Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep 11. Holger Danske Volume Two 1. The Old Street Lamp 2. The Neighboring Family 3. The Darning Needle 4. Little Tuck 5. The Shadow 6. The Old House 7. The Drop of Water 8. The Little Match Girl 9. The Happy Family 10. The Story of a Mother 11. The Shirt Collar Nielsen 467 & 529. .
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Keywords: European Literature Fairy Tales Fantasy Literature Literature

 [AUTOMATON], ["the Tailor and His Two Apprentices"]
["the Tailor and His Two Apprentices"]
[Philadelphia]: Shoenhut, 1890. An Automaton After Meggendorfer [AUTOMATON]. ["The Tailor and His Two Apprentices"]. [Philadelphia: Schoenhut, n.d. c. 1890-1900] Boxed automaton. Image size: 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches; 293 x 395 mm. Box size: 13 5/8 x 17 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 345 x 447 x 130 mm. Three cardboard figures in original paper-covered wooden box, with glass cover and gold-painted metal frame. A sliding panel on the back of the box reveals cardboard parts moved by clockwork mechanisms, which can be wound up with the original metal key. Paper labels on box a little chipped. The figures are still very bright, and the mechanisms move very smoothly. An excellent example of an automaton from the period. Schoenhut blue trademark label to rear. The scene depicts three figures in the style of Lothar Meggendorfer's illustrations to his movable books. In the center, a tailor sits on a table with his legs crossed, drowsily stitching a garment, while nodding off. On his right, an apprentice also sits on the table with his legs crossed stitching a garment and, while sneezing, sticks a pin into his dozing master's bottom. On his left, another apprentice looks on while ironing and stops in anticipation of the sneeze. The tailor jerks awake at the pinprick, but soon dozes off, and the whole cycle begins again. Schoenhut automata (sometimes referred to as 'Clockwork Tableaux' or 'Living Pictures') have become scarce; we are aware of only one other coming into the marketplace within the last ten years. As might be easily imagined, automata for children did not endure their enthusiastic play any more than movable books easily survived the eager little hands that played with them. A very similar automaton appears in Mary Hillier's Automata & mechanical Toys. An Illustrated History (Jupiter Books, 1976, pp. 96-97). It is referred to as a 'Clockwork tableau by Schoenhut, c. 1890. USA, collection of Mrs Margaret Whitton.' Prior to this the moveable toys of the nineteenth century used sand as the motive power and "a great number of these toys were made in Germany, especially when the colourful process of Chromo-lithography provided cheap, gay scenes. 'Do-it-yourself kits' were sold with instructions for making up the sand-hopper apparatus at the back. The idea seems to have been introduced into America about 1839, but superior models with a clockwork mechanism were marketed in the [18]'70s by Albert Schoenhut.. He tried out 'Living Pictures' with strong clockwork motion based on the old sand toys. The cut-outs were made of cardboard and the designs were somewhat amateurish, though droll in action." (Hillier pp.96-97). "As popular late 19th- and early 20th-century toys, living pictures once entertained children of all ages with a blend of fine art, craft, and mass-produced clockwork. This type of simple automata, like its more sophisticated cousins usually found in wealthier homes, also functioned as a parlor decoration (an adult toy, if you will permit the expression) rather than a child's plaything.  Very young children, no doubt, needed supervision around these delicate clockwork toys with their sheet glass windows.  Nevertheless, they fascinated everyone with their cleverness, humor, and connections to everyday tasks and experiences, illustrating Victorian values imaginatively in a miniaturized space." (Rick Sherrin. Playing with Living Pictures: Clockwork Tableaux). Albert Schoenhut (1848-1912) was born in Wurtenberg, Germany to a toy-making family. His father and grandfather made wooden dolls, rocking horses, and wagons. At a young age, Albert began making toy pianos in his home. Albert's toy pianos, more than just playthings, stayed in tune and were accompanied by sheet music to encourage children to play. In 1866, a buyer for Wanamaker's department store heard of young Albert's talent and brought the seventeen year old to Philadelphia where he worked as a repairman on glass sounding pieces in German toy pianos that had been damaged in shipping. In 1872, Shoenhut left Wanamaker's to establish the Schoenhut Piano Company on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia. As his toy piano business grew, Shoenhut added other toy instruments to his line and expanded it to include dolls, circus figures, toys, and, as here, automata. By 1901, the firm had 125 employees making novelty toys. By the time of Albert's death in 1912, Schoenhut Piano Company was the largest toy company in America and the first in the United States to export toys to Germany. 140 years after it's founding it is still active as a maker of toy pianos, though, after multiple changes in ownership since Schoenhut's death in 1912, its archives have been scattered and all records of their vintage automata are, alas, lost. .
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Keywords: Decorative Arts Games Movable Books Toys

 BRES, JEAN PIERRE, Simples Histoires Trouvees Dans Un Pot Au Lait
Simples Histoires Trouvees Dans Un Pot Au Lait
Paris: Chez Lefuel, 1825. Complete and Exceptionally Fine in its Original Box Eight Superb Hand Colored Stipple Engravings of Young 'Entrepreneurs' BRES, Jean Pierre. Simples Histoires, Trouvées Dans Un Pot Au Lait. Par M. Bres. Paris: Chez Lefuel, 1825. Eight small octavo volumes in original hand-colored lithograph box. Each volume with a color-printed stipple engraving, finished in color by hand. First Edition. Eight small octavo volumes (6 x 4 inches; 152 x 101 mm.). [1-7], 8-34, [2, blank]; [1-7], 8-35, [1, blank]; [1-7], 8-35, [1, blank]; [1-7], 8-37, [3, blank]; [1-7], 8-34, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [iv], vi, [7-9], 10-39, [3, blank]; [1-7], 8-34, [2, blank]; [1-7], 8-32, pp. Each volume has a color-printed stipple engraving, finished in color by hand, of a child dressed in the manner to suit each cover title. The title-pages of all volumes are titled Simples Histoires, Trouvées Dans Un Pot Au Lait. (Simple Stories Found in a Pot of Milk). Original color lithographed pale blue stiff wrappers, finished by hand in colors. Housed in the original double-compartment box with the title and a colored lithograph on the lid. The lid of the box is bordered in decoratively embossed gold foil which continues down the edges of the lid. Lower portion of box with gold border, original pink and blue ribbon pulls. An exceptionally fine and complete set in the original lithographed box. Some light sporadic foxing, small ex library number stamped in blue on verso of each title-page and in the margin of one other leaf. This is a spectacular and wonderful set of this early French children's title. In the Gumuchian catalog it is featured as the color frontispiece and its value is listed at 3000 FF. Exceptionally rare complete and in the original box. The titles: Le Petit Batelier (The Little Boatman) Le Petit Savoyard (The Little Boy of Savoy) Le Petit Ecolier (The Little Schoolgirl) Le Petit Berger (The Little Shepherd) La Petite Vandangeuse (The Little Grape Picker) La Petite Laitiere (The Little Milk Maid) La Petite Marchande De Fleurs (The Little Flower Seller) Les Petits Fagots (The Little Firewood Gatherer) Gumichian. Les Livres de L'Enfance du XV au XIX Siècle. #916 and color frontispiece (showing four of the eight color plates). .
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Dogs and Their Friends
New York: Whitman, 1936. A Fine Linen-Like Finish Untearable Book on Dogs [PICTURE BOOK]. BUTLER, B, illustrator. Dogs and Their Friends. Linen-like finish. Poughkeepsie, New York: Whitman Publishing Co. [1936]. Large quarto (12 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; 320 x 248 mm.). 12 pp. (including covers). Eleven full-page color illustrations and one small color illustration. Publisher's 'linen-like' stiff card color pictorial wrappers. A fine copy. The artist B. Butler illustrated several other children's books including Tales of Farm and Home, and The Big Book for Tinies. .
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Book number: 04668
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 105.75 | £UK 97 | JP¥ 13070]
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Alice's Abenteuer IM Wunderland
London: Macmillan und Comp. 1869. Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland" The First Foreign Language Translation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland. Uebersetzt von Antonie Zimmermann. Mit zweiundvierzig Illustrations von John Tenniel. London: Macmillan und Comp. 1969. First German edition, first issue. Octavo (7 1/4 x 5 inches; 185 x 127 mm.). [12], 178 pp. Original tissue guard on frontispiece. Forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Publisher's gilt-ruled green cloth, gilt vignette to cover, gilt spine lettering, brown coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Early ink signature of former owner on half-title. Light bubbling to cloth covers, gilt roundels slightly rubbed. Spine slightly darkened, minimal rubbing to spine extremities and corners. Binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on rear paste-down. A very good copy with the inner hinges quite sound. Supervised by Lewis Carroll himself, this is the first foreign language translation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland after its original 1865 publication. While many people considered the humor, verses, songs, and puns of the work untranslatable, the problem was solved by translator Antonie Zimmermann who substituted common German phrases for the English originals. Williams, Madan and Green 73. .
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Book number: 04708
USD 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1055.5 | £UK 967.75 | JP¥ 130695]
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Keywords: TENNIEL, John, illustrator ZIMMERMANN, Antonie, translator Illustrated Books Books in German Books into Film

 CRANE, WALTER, ILLUSTRATOR, Triplets: Comprising the Baby's Opera, the Baby's Bouquet, and the Baby's Own ÆSop
Triplets: Comprising the Baby's Opera, the Baby's Bouquet, and the Baby's Own ÆSop
London: George Routledge & Sons Limited, 1899. Walter Crane's "Triplets" Deluxe Edition One of Twenty Special Copies Printed on Japanese Vellum CRANE, Walter, [illustrator]. Triplets: Comprising The Baby's Opera, The Baby's Bouquet, and The Baby's Own Æsop. With the Original Designs in Colour by Walter Crane; Printed by Edmund Evans. London: George Routledge & Sons Limited, 1899. First Collected Special Edition printed on Japanese Vellum Limited to 20 copies (this being no. 11). Large oblong quarto (11 9/16 x 12 3/8 inches; 294 x 314 mm.). 192 pp. with illustrations by Crane printed in color by Edmund Evans on every page. The first two titles with printed music. Publisher's brown buckram over boards, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. New red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Spine ends expertly strengthened, minimal soiling to buckram. Housed in a full tan buckram, felt-lined clamshell case (by Sangorski & Sutcliffe) with a red leather spine label lettered in gilt. Overall, a very good and clean copy of this title in the publisher's binding. Illustrated with dozens of exquisite color illustrations by Walter Crane representing the three works originally published in 1877-1887. A new preface was written by Crane for this edition and new illustrations on the preface and title pages. Walter Crane's color illustrations for these three children's stories, many full-page, with decorative borders and vignettes throughout. Considered to contain some of the best illustrations ever rendered by Walter Crane on Japanese Vellum, thus increasing the clarity and improving the color tone. "Walter Crane (1845-1915) was an English artist and illustrator. He is primarily known for his illustrations of the Faerie Queen as well as numerous children's books, however he also worked on designs for political pamphlets and even wallpaper, ceramic tiles and other decorative art. During the 1800s Walter Crane was considered Britain's greatest socialist artist, and he was asked to illustrate many socialist publications. However his best work was non-political in nature. He earned a good living doing book illustrations, and he was especially in demand as an illustrator of children's books such as nursery rhymes, fables and alphabet books. His drawings often featured child in the garden motifs, and were extremely influential in shaping the direction of children's illustrated literature, along with his collaborator, the printer Edmund Evans. Despite his versatility as an artist and the wide range of his subject matter, Crane was always best known as a children's book illustrator. His contemporaries included fellow illustrators Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott." (WalterCrane.com). .
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 DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; POP-UP BOOK, Pop-Up" Minnie Mouse, the
Pop-Up" Minnie Mouse, the
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. 1933. The Rarest of all the Disney "Pop-up" Books DISNEY, Walt, Studios. [POP-UP BOOK]. The "Pop-up" Minnie Mouse. Story and Illustrations by the Staff of the Walt Disney Studios. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. [1933]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; 217 x 165 mm.). [26] pp. of text. With three wonderful color "Pop-up" pictures. Numerous black and white text illustrations, including four full-page drawings. Original color pictorial paper boards. Minimal rubbing to extremities. The bare minimum of very light marginal soiling, otherwise an exceptional example of this very scarce early Disney pop-up book. The color "Pop-up" plates are fine and bright. This is an especially nice copy of the Pop-Up Minnie Mouse - far more difficult to find than the Pop-Up Mickey Mouse. .
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Book number: 04714
USD 950.00 [Appr.: EURO 802.25 | £UK 735.5 | JP¥ 99328]
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 DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; POP-UP BOOK, Pop-Up" Mickey Mouse, the
Pop-Up" Mickey Mouse, the
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. 1933. With Three Wonderful Color "Pop-up" Pictures. DISNEY, Walt, Studios. [POP-UP BOOK]. The "Pop-up" Mickey Mouse. Story and Illustrations by the Staff of the Walt Disney Studios. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. [1933]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; 217 x 165 mm.). [28] pp. of text. With three wonderful color "Pop-up" pictures. Numerous black and white text illustrations, including two full-page drawings. Original color pictorial paper boards. Minimal rubbing to extremities. The bare minimum of very light marginal soiling, otherwise an exceptional example of this very scarce early Disney pop-up book. The color "Pop-up" plates are fine and bright. .
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Book number: 04894
USD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 717.75 | £UK 658 | JP¥ 88873]
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 DISNEY, WALT; MOVABLE BOOK, Les Trois Petits Cochons (Les Albums Hop-la!)
Les Trois Petits Cochons (Les Albums Hop-la!)
[Paris]: Walt Disney, Hachette, Silly Symphonies, 1949. With Five Movable Plates DISNEY, Walt. [MOVABLE BOOK]. Les Trois Petits Cochons. (Les Albums Hop-La!) Texte et Illustrations Tireés du Célèbre Film de Walt Disney Silly Symphonies. [Paris], Hachette, [1949]. Small quarto (9 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches; 235 x 180 mm.). 23, [1] pp. Six full-page color plates, five with movable parts. Many other illustrations in the text including six in full color. Publishers yellow boards with text secured by a ring binder. Front cover with full color illustration, pictorial endpapers in black & white. Original color pictorial dust jacket with lower part of front panel missing. A very good copy with all of the movable pales in perfect working order. .
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Book number: 04742
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 211.25 | £UK 193.75 | JP¥ 26139]
Catalogue: Children's Books
Keywords: MOVABLE BOOK Books in French Movable Books

Walt Disney's Fantasia
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. Inscribed by the Author, Deems Taylor A Spectacular Copy in a Spectacular Dust Jacket [DISNEY, Walt]. TAYLOR, Deems. Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. Inscribed on the front free end-paper by Deems Taylor "For Dusty and Jean, with love / -- a collector's item for a / couple of old collectors. / Deems" Folio (12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in; 322 x 242 mm). 157, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, including sixteen tipped-in color plates. Publishers pale gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively lettered in blue, red pictorial endpapers. Minimal and almost imperceptible light staining on covers, otherwise fine. Original color pictorial dust-jacket with just a tiny amount of edge-wear, untouched and complete with original price: $3.75. A near fine copy of Fantasia with a very personal inscription and a spectacular original dust jacket. The finest Fantasia dust jacket that we have ever seen. Joseph Deems Taylor (December 22, 1885 - July 3, 1966) "was an American composer, music critic, and promoter of classical music. Nat Benchley, co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Roundtable, referred to him as "the dean of American music." Taylor was a promoter of classical music throughout his life. His journalism career included posts as music critic for the New York World beginning in 1921, and editor of Musical America from 1927 to 1929. Taylor also worked extensively in broadcasting, and as intermission commentator for the New York Philharmonic. He appeared in Walt Disney's 1940 film Fantasia as the film's Master of Ceremonies, and was instrumental in selecting the musical pieces that were used in the film, including the then-controversial Sacre du Printemps. In the long-unseen roadshow version of Fantasia, issued on DVD in 2000, and re-released on the 2010 Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray release, all of Taylor's voice-over work was re-dubbed by veteran voice artist Corey Burton. The complete film was originally 124 minutes long, due almost entirely to the fact that Taylor's commentaries were more detailed in the roadshow version, but the original audio elements for these longer commentaries had deteriorated to the point that they could no longer be used, so Corey Burton was selected to re-record all of the dialogue for consistency. The general release version of Fantasia, running 115 minutes, is the version most audiences are familiar with. In that version, Taylor's commentaries were severely abridged." (Wikipedia). .
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 [PAPER DOLL], La Coquette
La Coquette
Paris: H. Rousseau, [1856]. An Elegant 19th Century Paper Doll With Multiple Gowns [PAPER DOLLS]. La Coquette. Paris: H. Rousseau, n.d. [1856]. Hand-colored, double-sided lithographed French paper doll with twelve hand-colored lithographed gowns with matching hats including a magnificent wedding ensemble. Lithography by H. Jannin. Housed in a remarkable facsimile of the original presentation box, with the original colored lithographed title laid-on. Complete with a later slotted wooden disc to display the doll in its finery. An item of great scarcity, an ephemeral work not meant to last but of lasting charm. We have been able to locate only one other recorded example, which came to auction at Theriaults Antique Doll Auctions, November 12, 2006, and sold for €1,900 ($2,590). .
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Book number: 02698
USD 4500.00 [Appr.: EURO 3799.75 | £UK 3483.5 | JP¥ 470503]
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 DULAC, EDMUND, ILLUSTRATOR, Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book
Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919. Edmund Dulac's "Picture-Book" Later Edition in the Original Dust Jacket [DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d. November, 1919]. New edition (first published in 1915). Large quarto (10 7/8 x 8 5/16 inches; 276 x 211 mm.). [iv], 134, [2] pp. Eighteen color plates (including frontispiece), all mounted on cream art paper framed with light green bands and with green letterpress. Original blue cloth over boards with front cover and spine pictorially stamped (with three stylized flower plants) and lettered in gilt. In the original tan dust jacket, lettered in brown, with a copy of the color plate facing p. 102 pasted on to the front panel. Extremities of dust jacket a little chipped but still a very good example. In this edition the color plate "Bird Feng" and the camera portrait of Dulac are omitted. Also all references to the Red Cross are omitted from the binding and throughout the volume. "A Frenchman by birth, Dulac was the logical illustrator to compile a gift book which could be used to raise money for the French Red Cross. To meet the worthy obligation with dispatch, Dulac seems to have hastily assembled a group of pictures he had filed away at his studio. Fifteen of the pictures he used had previously been printed. Three, 'Asenath', 'The Bird Feng' and 'Cerberus', were new paintings first reproduced in this book, though the last-mentioned was probably intended to be used in Tanglewood Tales and diverted to the Red Cross volume. When the collection was reprinted after the war, as the Picture Book, the picture 'The Bird Feng' was dropped and used as a 16th picture in the formerly 15-picture Fairy Book, illustrating 'A Chinese Fairy Tale'. Dulac designed the Red Cross book's binding and wrote an appeal for the organization which was printed under his photograph. The Red Cross book was widely reviewed in contemporary periodicals..The Outlook weekly (November 27, 1915) in its review stated 'It is a wonderful chance that enables the public to become the possessor of so many of Edmund Dulac's inimitable pictures for so small a sum. Dulac's pictures..are unique'" (Hughey). "The 4 oval plates facing pp. 8, 55, 62, 80 are reprinted from L'Illustration 1913 Christmas number; plate facing p. 16 is from The Rubáiyát; that facing p. 18 was first printed in Century magazine October 1913; the one facing p. 22 was reprinted from Vanity Fair; those facing pp. 32, 58 are from Hans Andersen; that facing p. 41 was first printed, though in black and white, in Art Chronicles, April 5, 1912; facing pp. 50, 120 are from Sindbad; facing pp. 72, 86 are from The Sleeping Beauty; facing p. 102 is from Princess Badoura" (Hughey). Hughey 39e. .
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Book number: 03642
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 295.75 | £UK 271 | JP¥ 36595]
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Princesse Badourah, la
Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, 1914. Limited to 500 Signed Copies This Copy in a Beautiful Contemporary Binding by Franz Schauwers With Decorations Not Found in the English Language Edition DULAC, Edmund. La Princesse Badourah. Conte des Mille et une Nuits. Illustré par Edmond Dulac. Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, n.d. [1914]. First edition in French, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 347. Quarto (11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in; 294 x 221 mm). Ten mounted color plates within decorative borders. Bound ca. 1914 by Franz [Schauwers] (stamp-signed) in three-quarter purple crushed levant morocco with gilt rules over marbled paper boards. Smooth spine lettered and richly decorated in gilt with nine red morocco floral onlays. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Matching marbled endpapers. Original wrappers preserved. A very fine copy in a very attractive binding. With decorations not found in the English language editions, including nine designs of a different small tree in an urn on pages preceding each chapter; decorated initials at start of each chapter; seven tailpieces; two surrounds for for letterpress on limitation and colophon. Hughey 31c. .
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Book number: 02891
USD 1500.00 [Appr.: EURO 1266.75 | £UK 1161.25 | JP¥ 156834]
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Keywords: SCHAUWERS, Franz, binder Illustrated Books Fine Bindings Books in French Fairy Tales

Quartine, le
Bergamo: Istituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche, 1913. A Scarce Italian Edition [DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. KHAYYÁM, Omar. Le Quartine. Riduzione Ritmica di Diego Angeli dalla Traduzione in Inglese di Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrazioni di Edmondo Dulac. Bergamo: Istituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche, n.d. [c. 1913]. First reprint of trade edition in Italian of Dulac's Rubaiyat. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in; 277 x 208 mm). Unpaginated. Seventeen color plates tipped-in to cream vellum-like paper, framed with gilt over light green design, with captioned tissue guards. Publisher's original dark green cloth with elaborate decorative peacock frame in gilt, a variant not noted by Hughey who records only a red binding to this issue. Neat ink ownership note to half-title. A fine copy. "A reprint edition (#21jj) was exactly like #21ii except that only 17 plates were included and it was issued in a dark red cloth binding." "In point of excellence of art, popularity, distinction and profit the crowning achievement.. was the publication of the Fitzgerald version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illustrated by Edmund Dulac. The book was a joy and treasure. Its public acceptance was immediate and great' (George H. Doran, American publisher). Hughey 21jj. .
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