Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1916). Quarto. (xii), 169pp., + 15 plates. One of 350 copies signed and numbered by the artist. A collection of folk tales from all over the world, compiled by Dulac and illustrated by him with fifteen colorful plates, each designed to match the aesthetic sense of the nation from which the story was derived. Issued as Hodder & Stoughton's Christmas book for 1916, the Fairy Book was popular in both the United Kingdom and the United States, where the illustrations were part of Dulac's first American exhibition, held at Scott and Fowles Gallery in New York. Bound in the publisher's white cloth, stamped in gilt and blue, with the design of two springing horses surrounded by Celtic-inspired scrollwork. Very good condition, with wear to edges and gilt, slightly darkened spine and page edges, and bowed upper board. Top edge yellow. (Item ID: 23946)