TITLE: Princess Badoura
SUBTITLE: A Tale from the Arabian Nights Retold by Laurence Housman illustrated by Edmund Dulac
AUTHOR: Laurence Housman and illustration by Edmund Dulac
PUBLISHER: Hodder and Stoughton
YEAR: n.d., circa 1913
EDITION: First trade edition
NO.OF PAGES: [vi], 113, [1, printer's imprint], [2, blank] pp. Ten mounted colour plates (including frontispiece), with tissue guards printed on top with the design from the title-page and descriptive letterpress in light olive ink. The title page includes a decorative line border. The design depicts two winged figures holding up an urn of flowers in light olive ink.
BINDING: Original white cloth pictorially stamped in turquoise and gilt (with design from title-page embellished by two peacocks and additional lines) and lettered in gilt on the front cover, and decoratively stamped in turquoise and gilt and lettered in gilt on the spine. Top edge coloured in turquoise, others are uncut with Staunton Hill bookplate on the front endpaper.
Height: 26 cm
Width: 19.5 cm
Depth: 3 cm
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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