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The Love of the Foolish Angel

by Helen Beauclerk

With decorations by Edmund Dulac

First Edition

1929 - London - W. Collins Sons and Co.

8" by 6" - 251 pp

 

 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

Grey patterned cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. First edition which is illustrated with a lovely frontispiece and decorations by the well known French illustrator Edmund Dulac.

Helen Beauclerk was a novelist and translator. She was the daughter of Major Sydney Edwin Bellingham and Helen Mary Dunlop, but was adopted by Captain Ferdinand Beauclerk. Her name was legally changed to Helen Beauclerk by Deed Poll.

Edmund Dulac (1882-1953), was a book illustrator prominent during the so called "Golden Age of Illustration".

He was picked up in London at the age of 22 by J.M. Dent, and given a commission to illustrate the collected works of the Bront sisters. He then began an association with the Leceister Gallery and Hodder & Stoughton; the gallery would commission paintings from Dulac and then sell the rights to Hodder & Stoughton, who would publish the books (one book a year over many years) while the gallery would sell the paintings. Books produced under this arrangement by Dulac include The Arabian Nights (1907), an edition of Shakespeare's The Tempest (1908), of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1909), The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales (1910), Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (1911), The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe (1912) and Princess Badoura (1913). During World War I he contribued to relief books, including King Albert's Book, Princess Mary's Gift Book, and, unusually, his own Edmund Dulac's Picture Book for the French Red Cross (1915).

After the war, the deluxe edition illustrated book became a rarity and Dulac's career in this field was over. His last two such books are Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book (1916) and the Tanglewood Tales (1918). His career continued in other areas however, including newspaper caricatures, portraiture, theatre costume and set design, bookplates, chocolate boxes, and medals.

CONDITION

The binding is tight and firm and both covers are attached. The front and rear inner hinges are strained but holding. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping to the top and tail of the spine and to the corners of the boards. The boards also have some small marks and the spine is sunned. Internally the book is clean and bright apart from some isolated spots and some offsetting to the front and rear paste downs and first blank end papers.

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