1915 Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
Illustrated with nineteen tipped in colour plates, and one tipped in photographic portrait of Dulac. Collated, complete.
In the publisher's original dust wrapper, unclipped
Published for the French Red Cross, to whom the profits from sales of the work were donated, this volume includes fairy tales such as Cinderella, Sinbad the Sailor, Blue Beard, and many others.
Undated; dated 1915 via Jisc.
A lovely first edition from Edmund Dulac, the French-British illustrator remembered for his illustrations to works of classic literature, and also for designing banknotes during World War II and postage stamps, most notably those that heralded the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding, with unclipped dust wrapper. Bumping to spine head and tail, otherwise externally excellent. Discolouration to dust wrapper back strip and wrap perimeters. Loss to tail of front wrap, with chipping to back strip head and tail. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright, with instances of spotting and some foxing throughout, most concentrated at first and last few leaves and page perimeters.
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