Stories From the Arabian Nights

Retold by Laurence Housman

DULAC, Edmund

The cup of wine which she gives him each night contains a sleeping draught

DULAC, Edmund Stories From the Arabian Nights Retold by Laurence Housman

Hodder and Stoughton, 1907.

First edition. 4to. Brown buckram with embossed decoration in gilt and blue. Colour frontis and 49 other colour plates all mounted onto grey art paper and protected by captioned tissue guards. The pates are fresh and crisp, not creasing, although one has a tiny corner scuff. An uncommonly nice copy, in very good condition indeed. The text block is uncommonly clean and free from foxing, or finger marks.

This magnificent volume was Dulac's first major book commission. His 50 watercolour illustrations perfectly capture the mood of these Arabian Tales. Well known stories such as Ali Baba and the King of the Ebony Isle lend themselves to his rich colours, atmospheric scenes and dark starry skies.

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