Stories from the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Houseman. With Drawings by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder & Stoughton (Boots Issue) 1930. Pp 319. With 20 tipped-in coloured plates. Small folio. Original gilt titled russet cloth & pictorial dust jacket. A near fine copy.
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), and 'Stories from Hans Christian Andersen' (1911).