Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book (1916)

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

 

 

On the left, we show a rare copy of the 1st Edition

of Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book produced by

Hodder & Stoughton (London) in 1916.

 

This example retains the wonderful blue and gold

decorated cloth cover from a design by Dulac.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the right, the Title Page is shown with the

decorative design prepared by Dulac.

 

Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book is another of Dulac's wonderful war-time productions. In this case, Dulac personally selected

the tales and prepared the text - in addition to his wonderful illustrations. For the French Edition later published by Piazza,

he also prepared the French translation.

 

Tales included in Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book are: "Snegorotchka: A Russian Fairy Tale"; "The Buried Moon: An English

Fairy Tale"; "White Caroline and Black Caroline: A Flemish Fairy Tale"; "The Seven Conquerors of the Queen of the

Mississippi: A Belgian Fairy Tale"; "The Serpent Prince: An Italian Fairy Tale"; "The Hind of the Wood: A French Fairy Tale";

"Ivan and the Chestnut Horse: A Russian Fairy Tale"; "The Queen of the Many-Coloured Bedchamber: An Irish Fairy Tale";

"The Blue Bird: A French Fairy Tale"; "Bashtchelik; or, Real Steel: A Serbian Fairy Tale"; "The Friar and the Boy: An English

Fairy Tale"; "The Green Serpent: A French Fairy Tale"; "Urashima Taro: A Japanese Fairy Tale"; and "The Fire Bird: A

Russian Fairy Tale".

 

Dulac's text and 15 colour illustrations appearing in the 1st Edition are wonderful.

 

 

Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints

 

 

For connoisseurs of Dulac's work, we have prepared sets of 15 Greeting Cards displaying each of his colour images for Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code: ED EDFB CS(15)
Price: US$75.00

 

When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-in plates - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is

hand-finished and and the images are presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. The rear of each

card carries information about Edmund Dulac, this wonderful suite and the profiled illustration - we have left the interior

of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.

 

Should you wish to order a Reproduction Print of one or more of these images, we have provided some options below.

Each of these large format prints is also accompanied by information about Edmund Dulac, this suite and the profiled

illustration.

 

To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button and you will be taken through to our Shopping Cart

secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any

destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.

 

Of course, should you wish to discuss some customised options, we welcome your contact on any matter through

ThePeople@SpiritoftheAges.com.

 

In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Edmund Dulac.

 

 

The colour illustrations

 

Snegorotchka

A Russian Fairy Tale

The daintiest, prettiest little maiden

they had ever seen

(Frontispiece)

The Buried Moon

An English Fairy Tale

In her frantic struggles, the hood of her

cloak fell back from her dazzling golden

hair, and immediately the whole place was

flooded with light

 

 

White Caroline and Black Caroline

A Flemish Fairy Tale

And, when he saw White Caroline, he

started to play on his organ the most beautiful

airs that it was possible to hear, and the three

little dogs commenced to dance together

The Seven Conquerors of the

Queen of the Mississippi

A Belgian Fairy Tale

"Hi! friend, take the whole castle with the

Queen and all that it contains on your

shoulders!"

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 1 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 2 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 3 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 4 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

The Serpent Prince

An Italian Fairy Tale

When Grannmia saw her strange lover, she

alone remained calm and courageous

The Hind of the Wood

A French Fairy Tale

Girofleť thanked the Fairy and went far into

the wood; and there, sure enough, she saw a

hut and an old woman sitting outside

 

 

Ivan and the Chestnut Horse

A Russian Fairy Tale

The Chestnut Horse seemed to linger in the

air at the top of its leap while that kiss endured

The Blue Bird

A French Fairy Tale

The Prince took a carriage drawn by three

great frogs with great big wings ... Truitonne

came out mysteriously by a little door

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 5 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 6 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 7 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 8 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Bashtchelik; or, True Steel

A Serbian Fairy Tale

The Prince, looking out, saw him snatch up

the Princess ... and soar rapidly away

Bashtchelik; or, True Steel

A Serbian Fairy Tale

The Palace of the Dragon King

The Friar and the Boy

An English Fairy Tale

The Friar, bound fast to the post, squirmed

and wriggled, slowing plainly that he would

foot it if he could

 

 

The Green Serpent

A French Fairy Tale

Laideronnette kissed and embraced the good

Fairy Protectress

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 9 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 10 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 11 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 12 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

 

Urashima Taro

A Japanese Fairy Tale

Urashima was so enchanted that he could not

speak a word

The Fire Bird

A Russian Fairy Tale

There he found the Princess asleep and saw

that her face was the face he had seen in the

portrait

 

 

The Fire Bird

A Russian Fairy Tale

With a scream the Princess rushed forward,

and, before her wicked sister could prevent her,

she had upset the cauldron with a crash

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 13 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 14 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00

 

 

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED EDFB 15 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00