London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. Item #03577
"Preserves To A Marvel the Persian Feeling"
First Trade Edition
DULAC, Edmund. Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. (1914).
First trade edition. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in; 277 x 214 mm). [ii], 221,  pp. Twenty-three color plates mounted on cream stock with decorative border, captioned tissue guards.
Publisher's tan cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in blue and gilt, tan and blue decorated end-papers.
Minimal foxing to half-title otherwise a near fine copy.
"In some of the pictures for this book Dulac continues with the Chinese style developed for Princess Badoura the year before. In others, he reduces the scale and adds a richness of detail to create an effect similar to that seen in Perian and Indian miniature art. The pictures are generally serious but Dulac's ever-present humor creeps in... And always there is the Oriental inspiration" (Hughey).
"Mr. Dulac has provided pictures which preserve to a marvel the Persian feeling" (Times Literary Supplement, Dec.. 10, 1914).
"It may have been his friendship with the celebrated connoisseurs, Ricketts and Shannon, that led Dulac to a renewed and closer acquaintance with those Oriental and Greek primitives, which he had already learned to love in his youth...Persian miniatures especially have fascinated him...the fantasies which Scheherazade wove...need a jeweled commentator, and Dulac alone possesses the necessary gifts" (Art critic, Martin Birnbaum, Introduction, Catalog of Dulac exhibition, Scott & Fowles Gallery, NY, December 1916).