New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Item #03621
First US Trade Edition in the Original Dust Jacket
[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. A Fairy Garland. Being Fairy Tales from the Old French. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, .
First American trade edition. Small quarto (9 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches; 238 x 174 mm.). 251, [1, imprint] pp.
Twelve color plates.
Publishers blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, top edge stained red. Original orange paper dust jacket, printed in gilt with a "tie-dye" design and with blue paper labels, gilt lettered, on front and spine. A fine copy.
The Fairy Song
Riquet with the Tuft (Perrault)
Puss in Boots (Perrault)
Bablet (Mme. d'Aulnoy)
Green Dragon (Mme. d'Aulnoy)
Fortunata (Mme. d'Aulnoy)
The Blue Bird (Mme. d'Aulnoy)
Princess Rosetta (Mme. d'Aulnoy)
Mayblossom (Count Anthony Hamilton)
"For The Fairy Garland, he [Dulac] drew twelve plates in which he showed the confidence of his experience from his years with Hodder and Stoughton, together with the delicate softness of proved maturity. In the careless poise of the king in Puss in Boots and the varying faces of the Arabian Nights characters in May Blossom, he combined the representationalism of his early work with the patterning of the late. He simplified his modelling and restricted his shading, thereby retaining a lightness and sense of space that was helped by the egg-shell appearance of the colours, controlled tonally by the lavish addition of Chinese white." (Colin White. Edmund Dulac, pp. 135 & 137).