Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book For The French Red Cross
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding
Undated. Dated from Copac .
A stunning picture book illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Published for the French Red Cross, to whom were donated all of the profits on sales. This volume comprises fairy tales such as Cinderella, Sinbad the Sailor, Blue Beard, and many others.
Edmund Dulac was a French British naturalised illustrator. He moved to London in the early 1920s and received his first commission to illustrate the novels by the Brönte's sisters. After the war, the deluxe children's book market shrank, so the illustrator turned to illustrate magazines among others.
Profusely illustrated with nineteen tipped in illustrations, stunning and bright in colour, by Edmund Dulac, as well as the author's portrait to the rear volume.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally lovely with only minor shelfwear and slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. With Charles E B Long's bookplate to the front pastedown and a small inscription by a previous owner to the front free endpaper "1939 ? Replaced during second Great War," undated. Internally, firmly bound. Profusely illustrated with nineteen stunning tipped in illustrations in colour and a portrait of Dulac to the rear.
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