Rare and First Edition (of this version), c.1919. Hodder & Stoughton, London.
The book is in good condition and is bound with light blue decorated cloth gilt, which have some sun damage and other marks. There is slight wear to the end of the spine and expected foxing to pages, however this does not impact on the illustrations. There is a back hinge split (pictured) but has not affected the binding, which remains tight and there are no loose pages.
This is the "New Edition" of Edmund Dulac's Picture Book for the French Red Cross," with all mention of the Red Cross omitted, the publishers also omitted the portrait of Dulac and the color plate for Bird Feng. A collection of fairy tales and other stories illustrated with 18 tipped-in color plates with tissue guards, including The Nightingale, Sinbad the Sailor, Cinderella and 10 others.
This edition is not listed in expected places (COPAC, BL catalogue, Harvard, Yale) and finding copies is harder than its predecessor. However, we find this binding more attractive than that of previous editions.
Edmund Dulac's Picture Book
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