The Sleeping Beauty

and Other Tales Told from the Old French by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

DULAC, Edmund

EDITION DE LUXE

DULAC, Edmund The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales Told from the Old French by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Hodder & Stoughton, 1910.

First edition, number 373 of 1000 copies in the Edition de Luxe. Signed by Edmund Dulac. Large 4to. The original publisher's full red/brown crushed morocco binding decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Thirty colour plates mounted within a printed decorative border and with descriptive letterpress on the tissue guards. All plates fine and with no creasing. A near fine copy of this beautiful book. The soft morocco binding is usually prone to wear and this copy is remarkably crisp and bright with just a short closed tear to the head of the spine and a hint of fading to the spine. A most beguiling production in uncommonly good condition.

Loosely inserted is a Hodder and Stoughton leaflet advertising their other "Magnificent Colour Books" and denoting that copies of this edition de luxe are now "all sold".
All 1000 copies of this book sold out as soon as they went on sale at the price of two guineas. The publishers advertised the book as "the most beautiful book ever published at a popular price". The illustrations are beautiful with rich colours and Dulac's wonderful dark blue skies and twinkling stars.
Stories are The Sleeping Beauty, Blue Beard, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.

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