Stories From Hans Andersen. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac (1911)
Book ID: 65377
Stories From Hans Andersen. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. London Hodder & Stoughton 1911. First Edition. Pp viii, 250, . Large quarto. Publisher’s pale olive green cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Endpapers printed in pale green with repeated design of stylized peacocks. Neat gift inscription (Christmas 1912) to front free endpaper. A fine, fresh copy.
Twenty-eight mounted colour plates, including frontispiece by Edmund Dulac. Plates framed with thick pale green line border and accompanied by guard leaves printed in pale green with stylized pineapples on the recto and border of snowflakes above descriptive caption on the verso. Text pages with pale green snowflake borders at top and bottom. All leaves framed with double pale green lines.
Edmund Dulac (1882 – 1953) was a French book illustrator prominent during the so called Golden Age of Illustration (the first quarter or so of the twentieth century). Other well known titles illustrated by him include an edition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1908), The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales (1910)
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