New York: Hodder and Stoughton, 1910. Item #03455
An Enlarged Life With Dulac's Fairies
[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. STAWELL, Mrs. Rodolph. Fairies I Have Met. Illustrated in Colour by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [October, 1910].
First 're-issue' edition (first published 1907). Octavo (7 5/8 x 6 inches; 194 x 153 mm). 117, [1, blank], [1, printer's slug], [1, blank] pp. Eight color plates printed on glossy paper with captions printed in blue.
Publisher's deep blue cloth, front cover pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Early ink inscription on front free endpaper. A 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…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).