1911 - Hodder & Stoughton, London - Edition de Luxe, limited to Seven Hundred and Fifty copies signed by the Artist, and numbered, of which this is No. 686
A near fine example of the large [32 x 27.5 cm], sumptuous, vellum-bound, Limited Edition de Luxe, signed and exquisitely illustrated by Edmund Dulac with twenty eight tipped-in colour plates,

Dulac’s mixture of humour, menace, grace and depth of colour blend wonderfully with these seven classic fairy tales by Hans Andersen: -
The Snow Queen; The Nightingale; The Real Princess (Princess and the Pea); The Garden of Paradise; The Mermaid; The Emperor’s New Clothes; The Wind’s Tale. 
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Price HK$ 23,000



Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám - Omar Khayyám, Edmund Dulac (illustrator)

Circa 1909 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Dulac Illustrated Edition, trade issue.
Come fill the cup, and in the fire of spring
Your winter garment of repentance fling:
The bird of time has but a little way
To flutter – and the bird is on the wing.

A superb example of this large and intricately decorated edition of the Persian poem of life, by the renowned 11th century philosopher, poet, mathematician, and astronomer Omar Khayyám, beautifully illustrated with twenty tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac. Housed in the original publisher’s box, and with publisher’s notice of ‘The Exhibition of the originals’ at Leicester Galleries from October 16th to November 20th, 1909, loosely laid in.
 
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Price HK$ 6,000



Circa 1920 - Nisbet & Co. Ltd, London - Number 648 of a limited 675 numbered copies.
A superb large quarto of Dulac's illustrated book masterpiece. One of a limited edition, commissioned by famed Parisian jeweller, Léonard Rosenthal.

‘Each one of these plates is a work of art, and the matter of the book itself is an engrossing history of pearls, their culture, their treatment, their myths and legends, and the narratives of famous stones. The book combines romance and instruction.’ -
The New York Times (4 December, 1921)

Dulac uses techniques borrowed from Persian manuscripts, such as overwashing the watercolours with silver and gold. Those approaches produced stunning results, contributing to the gem-like quality of the ten exquisite tipped-in plates with captioned tissue guards.
 
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Price HK$ 9,500