Edmund Dulac – Arabian Nights (1911) – Laurence Housman


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Housman, Laurence. Stories from the Arabian Nights. (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1911) Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.

Octavo.  Unpaginated, printed on heavy paper stock.  24 tissue-protected color plates. Green cloth covers with gilt titles. and paste-down color illustration. Spine with gilt decorative lettering showing title, illustrator (not author) and publisher.

Condition: VG with no dj. All illustrations appear present. Almost imperceptible cock to spine. Small lump on rear cover.  Color is closer to that of the front cover than to the other photos.

Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Born in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art the École des Beaux-Arts. He moved to London early in the 20th century and in 1905 received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Brontë Sisters.

“…he began an association with the Leicester Galleries and Hodder & Stoughton; the gallery commissioned illustrations from Dulac which they sold in an annual exhibition, while publishing rights to the paintings were taken up by Hodder & Stoughton for reproduction in illustrated gift books, publishing one book a year. Books produced under this arrangement by Dulac include Stories from The Arabian Nights (1907)” – Wikipedia

Laurence Housman (/ˈhsmən/; 18 July 1865 – 20 February 1959)[1] was an English playwright, writer and illustrator…. [He] was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, one of seven children who included the poet A. E. Housman and writer Clemence Housman.” – Wikipedia