Sindbad the Sailor
and Other Stories From the Arabian Nights.London: Hodder and Stoughton,  Stock Code: 111191
First Dulac 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 studied in his youth, with their flat colour and assymetry, and the high detail and colour of Indian and Persian miniatures" (ODNB). These influences are very clear in this sumptuous gift book; one of the other stories collected here being Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.
Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, pictorial block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, dark green endpapers, gilt edges.
With 23 mounted colour plates by Edmund Dulac.
Contemporary inscription to half-title, some minor foxing to a few leaves, an excellent copy.
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