First American edition of this beautiful Dulac work, the book that launched his career with gift-book publisher Hodder & Stoughton, identical to the British edition except for the publisher's imprint.
STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
"The success of [this] volume for Hodder and Stoughton in London assured Dulac employment in gift books for years to come." – Jeff A. Menges
Dulac was only 25 years old when he was given the opportunity to illustrated an edition of the ARABIAN NIGHTS for the gift market. It was Dulac's first collaboration with Hodder & Stoughton; the book's robust sales led to a long partnership with the publisher to create an annual illustrated versions of classic titles for the holiday season. Thus this book can be said to have launched Dulac's career as one of the most respected artists of the Golden Age of Illustration. The frontispiece illustration of Scheherazade is especially striking. A nice copy of an increasingly scarce book.
Read more: Hughey, Edmund Dulac - His Book Illustrations: A Bibliography, 16c; Read more: Menges, Arabian Nights Illustrated: Art of Dulac, Folkard, Parrish and Others, 40.
New York & London: Charles Scribner's Sons & Hodder and Stoughton, (1907). 9.5'' x 7.25'' Original gilt decorative cloth. 50 tipped-in color plates mounted on dark paper at the the back of the book as issued. xvi, 133,  pages. Slight bit of rear cover soil and front endpaper rubbed at hinge (not weak).
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