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    Edmund Dulac [illustrator]. Four Illustrated Books, including: A Fairy Garland. [and:] John Milton. The Masque of Comus. [and:] The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales. [and:] Stories from the Arabian Nights. All but Comus in dust jacket. All very good or better.

    More Information: Four Illustrated Books, including: A Fairy Garland. Being Fairy Tales from the Old French. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1929]. First trade edition. Octavo. 251 pages. Twelve gorgeous color plates. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt spine titles. Original orange and gold dust jacket with a blue title plate affixed to both the spine and the front panel, lettered in gilt. Top edge red. Minimal edge and corner wear. Minor toning of the endpapers. Previous owner's small, quaint bookplate on the rear pastedown. Scattered dark spotting on the fore-edge. Very good condition. Very scarce in the dust jacket. [and:] John Milton. The Masque of Comus. The Poem by John Milton with a Preface by Mark Van Doren & The Airs by Henry Lawes with a Preface by Hubert Foss. Illustrated with Water-Colors by Edmund Dulac. Cambridge: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, 1954. Number 1277 of 1500 limited edition copies. Quarto. 72 pages plus limitation. Six color plates from watercolors by Dulac. Publisher's quarter vellum over marbled boards with gilt spine titles. Housed in the original black paper slipcase. Top edge gilt. Moderate shelf wear, else near fine. Dulac was supposed to sign the limitation page, but passed away before he was able to do so. [and:] The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales. Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d.]. Octavo. 165 pages. Fifteen color plates tipped-in protected by thick paper printed tissue guards. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt spine titles and blind-stamped rules on the covers. Original dust jacket with Dulac plate pasted down to front panel. Noticeable shelf wear to the book, especially the bottom edge and corners. Scattered foxing throughout, most heavily towards the endpapers. Edges of textblock thumb-soiled and lightly foxed. Dust jacket worn and rubbed, with a four-inch closed tear and some paper loss along the rear spine fold and at the corners, else a very good copy. [and:] Stories from the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Housman with Drawings by Edmund Dulac. [London: Hodder and Stoughton, Limited for Boots Pure Drug Co., Ltd., Nottingham, n.d.]. Octavo. 319 pages. Twenty color illustrations tipped-in. Publisher's light brown cloth with black and gilt titles and decorations. Original dust jacket with Dulac illustration affixed to the front panel. Moderate shelf wear. Some foxing to the textblock edges and endpapers. Dust jacket lightly rubbed with a slightly sunned spine. Overall, a very good copy rarely found in the dust jacket. A truly wonderful selection of Dulac-illustrated volumes.

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