London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1907. Item #02706
"Dulac's Most Important Book"
With Fifty Superb Mounted Color Plates
[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. HOUSMAN, Laurence. Stories From the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Houseman. With Drawing by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder and Stoughton, .
Second trade edition (published one month after the first). Octavo (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 in; 240 x 181 mm). xvi, 133, [1, blank] pp. Title-page printed in black and orange. Fifty color plates, including frontispiece mounted on cream stock with captioned tissue guards. Some very light occasional marginal foxing otherwise near fine.
Publisher's original russet cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and blue. Cream endleaves. Neat gift inscription dated 1915.
"Stories from the Arabian Nights is Dulac's most important book…The first printing in England of The Arabian Nights in October was so sought after that a second printing had to be run in November to provide books to sell at the Leicester Galleries' November-December showing of Dulac's work…This exhibit started Dulac's lengthy relationship with the Leicester Galleries and also with Hodder and Stoughton who henceforth published each year a book with his pictures, thereby solidifying his reputation as an illustrator" (Hughey)