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    Deluxe Signed Limited Edition

    Edmund Dulac [illustrator.] Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1910].

    Edition de Luxe, No. 246 of 1,000 signed by the artist. Large quarto. [20], 128, [4] pages. Thirty tipped-in color plates, with tissue guards. Mounts printed in black with descriptive letterpress within decorative border. Cover, title, five head-pieces, and one tail-piece designed by Dulac.

    Publisher's full brown morocco, professionally rebacked to style. Double fillet borders rolled in gilt, decorative floral stamps with four different cupid designs in gilt at corners, spine tooled and lettered in gilt, in compartments, five raised bands, top edge gilt, others uncut. Corners and board extremities abraded. Overall a good copy.

    A charming copy of these classic fairy tales, including "Blue Beard," "Cinderella," and "Beauty and the Beast." After their initial publication in 1910, Dulac's celebrated illustrations, inspired by the dress and surroundings of eighteenth century France, were reissued in countless editions and subsequent translations of the work.

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