Our shops are open and we are processing online, telephone and email orders as normal

DULAC, Edmund (illus.)

Stories from the Arabian Nights.

Retold by Laurence Housman.

London: Hodder and Stoughton Publishers, 1907 Stock Code: 147743
Reserve Ask us a question

A lavishly illustrated edition

Signed limited edition, number 44 of 350 copies signed by the artist.

Stories from the Arabian Nights was the 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 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 asymmetry, and the high detail and colour of Indian and Persian miniatures" (ODNB).

Confused? Read our glossary


Quarto (305 x 235 mm). Late 20th-century green crushed morocco, raised bands, red morocco spine label, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in four compartments in gilt, covers ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers.


With 50 colour plates, including frontispiece, tipped-in on dark green paper, captioned tissue guards, title page printed in black and orange.


A near-fine copy, slight fading to spine, occasional spot of foxing, contents generally clean and free from marks, plates bright.


With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details



Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220

ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question


Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book