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DULAC, Edmund (illus.); CRARY, Mary.

The Daughters of the Stars.

London: Hatchard & Co., 1939 Stock Code: 102148
£1,000.00
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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 were finished" (Hughey). Dulac designed the entire format of the volume, including chapter head and tail scroll designs.

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Description

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.

Illustrations

With 2 colour plates.

Condition

Edges of boards and margins of text block slightly toned, the price-clipped dust jacket chipped at head of spine and with small minor tears on back lower edge, an excellent copy.

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