One of 500 Copies Signed by Edmund Dulac

    [Edmund Dulac, illustrator]. [Arabian Nights]. Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. [London]: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1914].

    Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies (this copy being No. 90), signed by Edmund Dulac. Large quarto (11.1875 x 9 inches; 285 x 228 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], [2, half-title], vi, 7-221, [2], [1, printer's imprint] pp. Title with mock Arabic lettering and a design in yellow-tan of a gondola sailing past a castle with minarets. Title and text surrounded by a black border within a yellow-tan flowered border with extending spikes. Twenty-three color plates mounted on Japanese vellum printed with the same border design. Descriptive tissue guards.

    Publisher's full vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Silk ties renewed. Boards a bit bowed, some slight soiling and discoloration to vellum. Paper slightly browned at the edges with a few small chips, occasional minor marginal soiling, tiny tear to outer margin of T1 and T2 (pp. 145/146 and 147/148) and to rear free endpaper, tiny abrasion to outer edge of mounted plate facing p. 168. An excellent copy.

    Hughey 35.

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