Treasure Island

STEVENSON, Robert Louis / DULAC, Edmund

ONE OF ONLY 50 COPIES

DULAC, Edmund Treasure Island

Benn, 1927.

First edition, Edition de Luxe. Number 4 of only 50 copies, signed by Edmund Dulac. Publisher's creamy vellum with leather title label. Top edge gilt. Twelve colour plates and numerous black and white drawings in the text. A very good copy indeed, vellum a little bowed with a couple of minor marks. Page edges slightly browned and some foxing to the preliminaries and occasionally to a plate mount.

The tiny print run makes this one of the rarest of all the illustrated gift books. The illustrations for this book mark a new departure in Dulac's work. He enters a phase of greens and blues, views the scenes from above and afar. Hughey says, "The detailing and design of the pictures present some of Dulac's most careful and superb painting." In fact, the watercolours he produced for this book were his own favourites.

Stock ID: 29794

£6,000.00

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