London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. Item #02915
An Enlarged Life With Dulac's Fairies
[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. STAWELL, Mrs. Rodolph. My Days With the Fairies. A New and Enlarged Edition of "Fairies I Have Met." Illustrated in Colour by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. .
New and enlarged edition. Octavo (7 15/16 x 5 7/8 inches; 202 x 149 mm). 169, [1, blank], [1, printer's slug], [1, blank] pp. Eight color plates tipped-in on large tan textured stock with green line frames and captioned tissue guards with fairy vignette.
Publisher's lavender cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt. Minimal rubbing to extremities. A near fine copy.
"Fairies I Have Met was reviewed in Outlook in its Literary Supplement of New Children's Books, November 9, 1907. The reviewer spoke of the book as 'charmingly illustrated in colour by Edmund Dulac.' It would be hard to disagree. The new and enlarged edition of 1913 [reprinted here] was reviewed most favorably in Church Times and Spectator. With the pictures here, Dulac displays a style much more humorous and whimsical than that of his illustrations for the Bronte novels two years earlier. The subjects are painted at close range, in deep colours, creating bolder designs and showing much detail, as opposed to the distant misty room or landscape scenery of the Bronte work" (Hughey).