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(DULAC, Edmund.) CRARY, Mary.

The Daughters of the Stars.

Published: London: Hatchard & Co., 1939

Stock code: 102148

Price: £1,000

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Signed limited edition, number 424 of 500 numbered copies signed by both author and illustrator. “Publication of this book encountered delays and difficulties because of the outbreak of World War II. Since paper and workmen were fast being commandeered by the British government, the book was rushed into print despite the fact that only two Dulac illustrations were finished” (Hughey). Dulac designed the entire format of the volume, including chapter head and tail scroll designs.

Quarto. Original quarter vellum, grey cloth boards, dark blue morocco label to spine. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue morocco solander box. Two colour plates. Edges of boards and margins of text block slightly toned. An excellent copy in a price-clipped dust jacket chipped at head of spine and with small minor tears on back lower edge. A really lovely copy.

Bibliography: Hughey 91.

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