Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, 1914. Item #03583
Limited to 500 Signed Copies
With Decorations Not Found in the English Language Edition
DULAC, Edmund. La Princesse Badourah. Conte des Mille et une Nuits. Illustré par Edmond Dulac. Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, n.d. .
First edition in French, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 68. Quarto (11 11/16 x 9 inches; 297 x 230 mm.). [ii], 114, , [1, blank] pp. Title-page printed in tan, green and gold. Ten mounted color plates within decorative borders, descriptive tissue-guards. Chapter titles printed in gold.
Contemporary French three-quarter maroon morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Smooth spine elaborately decorated and titled in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Original tan and gold printed wrappers preserved.
A very fine copy.
With decorations not found in the English language editions, including nine designs of a different small tree in an urn on pages preceding each chapter; decorated initials at start of each chapter; seven tailpieces; two surrounds for for letterpress on limitation and colophon.