London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. Item #02714
Dulac's Best Work
First Trade Edition in the Original Printed Dust Jacket and Pictorial Box
[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. QUILLER COUCH, Sir Arthur. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales From the Old French. Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder & Stoughton, .
First U.K. trade edition. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/2 in; 276 x 217 mm.). [xviii], 128, ,  pp. Thirty color plates with tissue guards.
Publisher's reddish brown faux-leather cloth elaborately gilt decorated. A fine copy in the original color pictorial dust jacket, glassine, and pictorial box. The best we have ever seen. Laid in are four pages of advertisements for Hodder and Stoughton and also the original Leicester Galleries exhibition slip.
[Dulac's] best work... is to be found in The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales. His designs for the title story and 'Cinderella' have ornate eighteenth century settings" (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England 1790-1914, p. 209).
"The most beautiful book ever published at a popular price" (Advert., 1910).
"It is all that could be desired" (Illustrated London News, December 3, 1910).