TITLE: Sinbad the Sailor
SUBTITLE: And Other Stories from the Arabian Nights
AUTHOR: Edmund Dulac
PUBLISHER: Hodder Stoughton
NO.OF PAGES: [ii], 221,  pp. With 23 fine colour plates by Edmund Dulac tipped-in on cream stock with decorative borders and with captioned tissue guards, each page of text is also framed by a magnificently ornate border.
BINDING: Bound in publisher's full tan and indigo blue flowered cloth, extensively decorated, with a gilt scene of Sinbad sailing a ship against a palace replete with minarets, gilt titles in faux-Arabic script to front board and spine; blue floral endpapers with Staunton Hill bookplate.
Height: 28.5 cm
Width: 22.5 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Dulac's colour plate illustrations capture perfectly the exotic narratives of the folk hero known as Sinbad the Sailor. Each page is beautifully ornamented with floral and geometric panelling.
"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 Persian and Indian miniature art. The pictures are generally serious, but Dulac's ever-present humour creeps in to give us the whimsical figure of the mangy camel. And always there is the Oriental inspiration.... Hence the Sindbad pictures, whether one calls them a flowering or a major outburst of Dulac's preoccupation with Eastern-Near Eastern painting, certainly are no surprise. They stand almost as a hallmark of one very persistent technique among his ever-evolving styles."- Hughey.
This lot will be sold in "as is" condition.
There may be some minor tears/creases scratches, or holes commensurate with age that may not be visible in the images.
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