1913 Princess Badoura A Tale from the Arabian Nights
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Illustrated throughout with ten beautiful tipped-in coloured plates by Edmund Dulac. Dulac 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 Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Housman also wrote children's fairy tales such as 'A Farm in Fairyland' (1894) and fantasy stories with Christian undertones for adults, such as 'All-Fellows' (1896), 'The Cloak of Friendship' (1905), and 'Gods and Their Makers' (1897).
In a decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally, smart, with slight bumping and marks. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting. Bookplate of Charles Ballantyne to front pastedown.
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