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DULAC, Edmund.

Books and Prints by French Illustrator 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. Stories from the Arabian Nights.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) Stories from the Arabian Nights.

    London : 1907

    Signed limited edition, number 302 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... The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in Dulac. They allowed him to enlarge... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 131648

  2. Stories from The Arabian Nights.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) HOUSMAN, Laurence. Stories from The Arabian Nights.

    London : 1907

    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
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 111583

  3. The Tempest.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest.

    London : [1908]

    First Dulac edition, first impression. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 122603

  4. Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A to Z.
    DULAC, Edmund. Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A to Z.

    London : 1908 [1909]

    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
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 102465

  5. Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.
    DULAC, Edmund. Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

    London : [1908]

    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 72562

  6. Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

    London : 1908

    First edition of this humorously poetic alphabet. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 66581

  7. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : [1909]

    Signed limited edition, number 488 of 750 copies signed by Dulac. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 134398

  8. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) OMAR KHAYYÁM; Edward Fitzgerald (trans.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : [1909]

    First Dulac edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 132279

  9. La Tempête.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) SHAKESPEARE, William. La Tempête.

    Paris : [c. 1910]

    First Dulac edition in French of Shakespeare's The Tempest. The first Dulac-illustrated edition of this title was published in English in 1908. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140657

  10. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales.

    London : [1910]

    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
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 123585

  11. Picture Book.
    DULAC, Edmund. Picture Book.

    New York : [1919]

    Dulac's richly illustrated collection of stories, including adaptations of classic stories such as "The Nightingale", "Sinbad the Sailor", and "Cinderella". Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 122592

  12. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    New York & London : 1911

    First US trade edition, first printing, published the same year as the first. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 136772

  13. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    New York and London : 1911

    First English trade edition. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 111588

  14. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    London : 1911

    Signed limited edition, deluxe issue. Number 23 of 100 specially bound copies, signed by the artist and printed on Japanese vellum. Learn More
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 107391

  15. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    New York & London : [1911]

    First US trade edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 106367

  16. Princess Badoura.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) Princess Badoura.

    London : [1913]

    Signed limited edition, number 297 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 135985

  17. Princess Badoura.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) HOUSMAN, Laurence. Princess Badoura.

    London : [1913]

    First Dulac edition. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 102172

  18. Sindbad the Sailor & other Stories from the Arabian Nights.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) Sindbad the Sailor & other Stories from the Arabian Nights.

    London : [1914]

    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 he turned to were Japanese... Learn More
    £2,200.00

    Stock Code: 129557

  19. Sindbad the Sailor
    (DULAC, Edmund.) Sindbad the Sailor

    London : [1914]

    First Dulac edition. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 111191

  20. Tanglewood Tales
    (DULAC, Edmund.) HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales

    London : [1918]

    First trade edition, first printing. A lovely bound copy. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 101814

  21. Treasure Island.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.

    London : 1927

    First Dulac edition, signed limited issue, number 11 of 50 copies signed by the illustrator, bound in vellum and printed on handmade paper, and notably rare due to the unusually small limitation. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustration for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 138005

  22. Treasure Island.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.

    London : 1927

    First Dulac edition, signed limited issue, number 49 of 50 copies signed by the illustrator, bound in vellum and printed on handmade paper, and notably rare due to the unusually small limitation. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustration for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 131651

  23. Treasure Island.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.

    New York : [1927]

    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
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 130033

  24. Treasure Island.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.

    London : 1927

    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
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 130032

  25. A Fairy Garland being Fairy Tales from the Old French.
    DULAC, Edmund. A Fairy Garland being Fairy Tales from the Old French.

    London : 1928

    First Dulac edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 130034

  26. Stories.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories.

    London : 1938

    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 Real Princess", "The Emperor's... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 122613

  27. The Daughters of the Stars.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) CRARY, Mary. The Daughters of the Stars.

    London : 1939

    Signed limited edition, number 424 of 500 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... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 102148

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