Princess Badoura (1913)

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac



A rare copy of Princess Badoura (as retold by Laurence Housman) produced by Hodder & Stoughton (London) in 1913. Printing for this 1st Edition was undertaken by T and A Constable (Printers to His Majesty) at the Edinburgh University Press.



On the left, we show a copy with the

original decorative green and gilt-stamped

cream cloth cover.




To the right, we show the decorative

Title Page prepared by Dulac.


Princess Badoura is one of Laurence Housman's retelling of a classic tale attributed to Scheherezade - daughter of the

Grand Vizier to Sultan Shahriar (and also wife to the Sultan). Within this tale, Housman transmits the story of Badoura,

who rules in her husband's stead while he undertakes a series of adventures. Upon his return, Badoura consents to her

Prince taking another wife.


Dulac's images mix Oriental and Orientalist influences to create a gorgeous suite of illustrations.



Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints



For connoisseurs of Dulac's work, we have prepared sets of 10 Greeting Cards displaying each of his colour images for Princess Badoura and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.







Code: ED PB CS(10)
Price: US$50.00


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



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



The colour illustrations


Princess Badoura


Dahnash and Meymooneh

As she rose up through clouds there

passed one she knew by his tail

to be Dahnash

The King of China and Badoura

The King came in hast, and found that

which till now he had only pretended,

concerning his daughter, apparently

come true



Camaralzaman and an Astrologer

At last the King heard him, and said

to the Vizier, "Go down and bring

the Astrologer in"

Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 1 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 2 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 3 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 4 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00



Camaralzaman Cures Badoura

She ran forth, and threw herself into the

arms of Camaralzaman

Camaralzaman Finds the Talisman

The Prince saw the girdle, and knotted

within its folds, a large stone

Prince Camaralzaman and the Birds

In the leaves overhead he saw one

furiously attacking another with beak

and claw



Badoura Watching the Ship

It so happened as the ship came into the

harbour, Badoura was looking out

towards the sea

Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 5 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 6 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 7 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 8 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00




Capture of Camaralzaman

The captain of the ship goes to capture

Camaralzaman at the command of Badoura



The Final Marriage Procession


Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 9 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 10x18" sheet

Code: ED PB 10 (10x18)
Price: US$60.00