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DULAC, Edmund.

Rare books by Edmund Dulac, including first editions, signed and finely bound copies, and original artwork.

By the age of sixteen Dulac had become known for his ability to render professional art-nouveau work. Raised and educated in Toulouse, he studied law for two years at the Lycée de Toulouse until he became disenchanted and moved to Paris, where he enrolled full time at the École des Beaux Arts in 1900.

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  1. 119480
    First Dulac edition. This was Dulac's first commission after the Anglophile young artist's arrival in England in 1904 to compete with Arthur Rackham in the illustrated gift book market. Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 119480

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  2. 111583
    First Dulac edition with the plates bound in at the back. Dulac's work rivalled Rackham's in popularity and was largely confined to deluxe editions. Among the popular stories included in this edition is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 111583

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  3. .
    Signed limited edition, number 149 of 350 copies numbered and signed by the artist. It was this book that first announced Dulac's status as a popular artist, confirming him as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham. Susan Lambert noted that, compared to Rackham, Dulac 'made... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 107330

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  4. 122603
    First edition to be illustrated by Dulac, first impression. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 122603

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  5. 72562
    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 72562

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  6. Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.
    First edition of this humorously poetic alphabet. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 66581

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  7. Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A to Z.
    First edition, portfolio issue. This deluxe edition is one of about 160 copies and was issued in 1909 (although the imprint states 1908), a year after the trade edition. It is in a much larger format than the standard edition and is extremely scarce. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 102465

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  8. 130616comp
    Signed limited edition, number 232 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 130616

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  9. 111586
    First Dulac edition, first impression. There is a signature to the title page in imitation of the author's hand. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 111586

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  10. 125929
    First Dulac edition, first impression. Edmund Dulac's illustrations for the Rubáiyát helped to confirm his position as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham" (ODNB). Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 125929

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  11. 130697comp
    First Dulac edition in French, number 384 of 400 copies on vélin (wove paper), this copy additionally signed by the artist, though not called for. There were also 300 signed copies on japon. Dulac's illustrations were first used in the English edition of 1909; Dulac personally translated FitzGerald's text for this French... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 130697

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  12. 122592
    Dulac's richly illustrated collection of stories, including adaptations of classic stories such as "The Nightingale", "Sinbad the Sailor", and "Cinderella". Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 122592

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  13. 123585comp
    Signed limited edition, number 800 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist. This collection includes four classic French tales: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Blue Beard, and Beauty and the Beast. This copy with a four page leaflet advertising Hodder & Stoughton's similar works laid in. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 123585

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  14. 124707comp
    Signed Limited Edition, number 732 of 750 numbered copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 124707

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  15. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    First US trade edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 106367

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  16. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    Signed limited edition, deluxe issue. Number 23 of 100 specially bound copies, signed by the artist and printed on Japanese vellum. Learn More
    £3,850

    Stock Code: 107391

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  17. 28745
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 28745

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  18. 30868
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 30868

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  19. Princess Badoura.
    £450

    Stock Code: 102172

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  20. 125935comp
    Signed limited edition, number 116 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 125935

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  21. 129557comp
    First and signed limited edition, number 51 of 500 copies signed by the artist. "The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in Dulac. They allowed him to enlarge his skill at caricature, and at the same time to sharpen his miniaturist's technique and to develop his lyrical sense of tone and composition. The sources... Learn More
    £2,200

    Stock Code: 129557

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  22. 124759
    First Dulac trade edition. "The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in Dulac. They allowed him to enlarge his skill at caricature, and at the same time to sharpen his miniaturist's technique and to develop his lyrical sense of tone and composition. The sources he turned to were Japanese prints, which he had... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 124759

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  23. 111191
    First Dulac edition. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 111191

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  24. Tanglewood Tales
    First trade edition, first printing. A lovely bound copy. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 101814

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  25. 120153
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 120153

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  26. 130032
    First Dulac trade edition, first impression. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustrations for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them his best work. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 130032

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  27. 130033
    First US Dulac-illustrated edition, first printing, first published in the UK the same year. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustrations for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them his best work. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 130033

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  28. 130034
    First Dulac edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 130034

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  29. 122613
    The first edition containing Dulac's illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen was originally published in 1911. Although the page-size of this later edition is smaller, the illustrations are reproduced at their original sizes. The collection comprises six stories: "The Snow Queen", "The Swineherd", "The Nightingale", "The... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 122613

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  30. The Daughters of the Stars.
    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... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 102148

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