Artunderwraps/ True1st.com

Annotated Reference Guide to Collectible Books

Dulac Edmund

The Illustrator’s Illustrator: Edmund Dulac

Edmund Dulac is a name that is well known in the circles of the literary and artistic world, but seldom heard of outside of it. Like his modern day counterparts of Chris Riddell, John Howe or Jackie Morris, Edmund Dulac was an illustrator par excellence – used almost exclusively by one of the most important publishers of his day, Hodder & Stoughton (although the editions that he worked on were later reprinted by other publishers).

Edmund Dulac was a British-naturalised citizen, originally from France, who came to work in London for Pall Mall magazine. It was whilst working as a jobbing magazine illustrator that he joined the London Sketch Club, and there made his most important contacts, first by illustrating the works of the Bronte sisters, before moving into his real forte – children’s fairy tales.

His work on such classics as Arabian Nights, the German fairy tales of the Brothers’ Grimm made him internationally famous. His gift for characterisation sat alongside his mixture of dreamy, evocative landscapes and sharp character design. His talents were recognised early on by Hodder & Stoughton, who gave him the majority of his work, until the outbreak of World War 1. In the dark years of austerity that followed WW1, the call for glossy full-colour books or deluxe editions waned as the entire publishing industry was hit hard, and Dulac was forced to adapt to other work – which he found admirably in British stamp design. Dulac continued to produce books and work throughout his life, although never so lavish as he had done in the pre-war period.

Any original Dulac First Edition is a treasure, and is highly valued as such. His first works, The Novels of the Bronte Sisters can be bought as a compendium collection in attractive green cloth-bound hardback for up to a thousand US dollars, whilst a singular edition (Jane Eyre), first edition, hardback illustrated by Dulac (1905) can be found for as little as three or four hundred US dollars.

One of his last principle works however, the Tanglewood Tales (1918), 500 of which were signed by Dulac himself, can be found for the very reasonable price of under eight hundred US dollars. For a similar price however, I would consider the white cloth-bound first edition of his 1909 illustrated The Rubaiyit of Omar Khayam, by Hodder and Stoughton – which has attractive gold gilt embossed design, and spectacularly evocative images by this gifted artist.

Bronte, Charlotte. THE NOVELS OF THE SISTERS BRONTE. J. M. Dent (1905). 6 Colour Plates Per Volume By Edmund Dulac; 10 Volumes; Bronte, Charlotte, Emily And Anne

Stawell, Mrs. Rodolph. Fairies I Have Met. John Lane Company New York (1907). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator) 8 Color Plates

Housman, Laurence. Stories from the Arabian Nights. Hodder and Stoughton (1907). Dulac, Edmund (Illustrator); Second Edition (Trade Edition); 50 Color Plates; Contents Include: The Fisherman And The Genie, The Story Of The King Of The Ebony Isles, Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves, The Story Of The Magic Horse, The Story Of The Wicked Half-Brothers, And The Story Of The Princess Of Deryabar. Also A Limited Edition Of 350 Copies Signed By Dulac.

Housman, Laurence. Stories From the Arabian Nights.. Scribner (1907). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); First American Edition; 50 Color Plates; Contents Include: The Fisherman And The Genie, The Story Of The King Of The Ebony Isles, Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves, The Story Of The Magic Horse, The Story Of The Wicked Half-Brothers, And The Story Of The Princess Of Deryabar.

Dulac, Edmund. Lyrics Pathetic and Humerous from A to Z.. Frederick Warne and Co (1908). 24 Full Page Water-Colour Illustrations And Limericks By Dulac

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Hodder and Stoughton (1908). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); 40 Tipped In Colour Plates

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Hodder and Stoughton. London (1908). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator) ; Deluxe Limited Edition; 500 Copies; Signed By Artist;

KHAYYAM, Omar. Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam.. L’edition d’art H. Plazza (1909). Dulac, Edmund (Illustrator); Limited Edition Signed By Artist; 20 Colour Plates; Text In French

KHAYYAM, Omar. Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam. Hodder and Stoughton. London (1909). Dulac, Edmund (Illustrator); Edward Fitzgerald (Translator); 20 Colour Plates;

Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. Sleeping Beauty. Hodder and Stoughton (1910). “And Other Fairy Tales From The Old French,”; Retold By Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch; Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); 30 Plates By Dulac; Contains: Sleeping Beauty; Cinderella; Beauty And The Beast; And Bluebeard. Also A Imited Signed Edition; 1000 Numbered Copies; Signed By Illustrator Edmund Dulac.

Andersen, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen. Hodder and Stoughton (1911). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); 28 Tipped-In Colour Plates By Dulac; Also A Limited Edition Of 750 Numbered Copies, Signed By The Artist.

Andersen, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen. Hodder and Stoughton (1911). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); First American Edition; 28 Colour Plates

Housman, Laurence. Princess Badoura. Hodder and Stoughton (1912). A Tale From The Arabian Nights. Retold By Laurence Housman. Illustrated By Edmund Dulac'; 10 Mounted Colour Illustrations.

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Bells and Other Poems. Hodder and Stoughton (1912). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); 28 Colour Plates; Includes: The Bells, Eulalie-A Song, Annabel Lee, Sonnet-Silence, The Raven, Tamerlane And More; First Us Trade Edition

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Bells and Other Poems. Hodder and Soughton (1912). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); 28 Colour Plates; Includes: The Bells, Eulalie-A Song, Annabel Lee, Sonnet-Silence, The Raven, Tamerlane And More; Limited Edition Of 750 Numbered Copies, Signed By The Artist.

Housman, Laurence. Princess Badoura. Hodder and Soughton (1913). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); A Tale From The Arabian Nights: Retold By Housman; 10 Colour Plates; Limited To 750 Copies, Signed and Numbered By The Artist.

Dulac Edmund. La Princesse Badourah conte des Mille et Une Nuits. L’Edition D’Art, H. Piazza (1914). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); 10 Colour Plates; Limited Edition To 500 Copies, Signed and Numbered By The Artist; Text In French

Dulac, Edmund (illustrator). Sinbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights. Hodder and Stoughton (1914). Limited Edition; 500 Numbered Copies Signed By Artist, Edmund Dulac; 23 Colour Places; Includes: Sinbad The Sailor; Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp; The Story Of The Three Calenders; The Sleeper Awakened.

Dulac, Edmund. Edmund Dulacs Fairy-Book.. Hodder and Stoughton (1915). “Fairy Tales Of The Allied Nations”; Includes: The Fairy Tales From Japan, Russia, Italy And Other Countries; 15 Colour Illustrations By Dulac.

Dulac, Edmund. Edmund Dulacs Picture Book for the French Red Cross.. Hodder and Stoughton (1915). Includes: Fairy Tales, Poems And Songs From Around The World, Including Sinbad The Sailor, The Three Kings, The Story Of The Bird Feng, The Real Princess (The Princess And The Pea), The Nightingale, Cinderella, Aucassin And Nicolette, Blue Beard, Jusef And Asenath And More; 20 Colour Plates By Dulac.

Khayyam, Omar. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Hodder and Stoughton (1915). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); Edward Fitzgerald (Translator); Second Edition; 20 Tipped In Colour Plates.

Roumania, The Queen Of. The Dreamer of Dreams. Hodder and Stoughton. London (1915). By The Queen Of Roumania – Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 6 Tipped In Colour Plates.

Dulac Edmund. Edmund Dulacs Fairy Book, Tales of the Allied Nations. Hodder and Stoughton (1916). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 15 Colour Plates; The Stories Include; Snegorotchka, The Buried Moon, White Caroline And Black Caroline, The Seven Conquerors Of The Queen Of Mississippi, The Serpent Prince, The Hind Of The Wood, Ivan And The Chestnut Horse, The Queen Of The Many-Coloured Bed-Chamber, The Blue Bird, Bashtchelik, The Friar And The Boy, The Green Serpent, Urashima Taro, The Fire Bird. Also A Limited Edition Of 350 Copies Signed By Dulac.

MARIA, Queen of Roumania. The Stealers of Light. A Legend.. Hodder and Stoughton (1916). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 2 Tipped In Colour Plates.

Dulac, Edmund. Contes et Legendes Des Nations Alliees. H. Piazza (1917). Illustrated And Translated By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition; 1000 Numbered Copies; Text In French. 15 Color Plates.

Khayyam, Omar. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Hodder and Stoughton (1918). Translated By Edward Fitzgerald; Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 21 Colour Plates

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales. Hodder and Stoughton (1918). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition; 500 Numbered Copies Signed By Dulac; 14 Colour Plates Mounted On Vellum By Dulac.

Dulac Edmund. Edmund Dulac's Picture Books. Hodder and Stoughton London (1919). 18 Illustrations By Dulac; Retitled Edition Of The Picture Book Of The French Red Cross

Khayyam, Omar. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Hodder and Stoughton (1919). Translated By Edward Fitzgerald; Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 20 Tipped In Colour Plates; Second Edition

Dulac, Edmund (illustrator). Sindbad le Marin. H. Piazza (1919). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Sinbad The Sailor And Other Stories From 1001 Nights; French Edition; Limited To 1500 Numbered Copies; Printed On Japan Vellum; 27 Tipped In Colour Plates (2 More Than English Edition);

Rosenthal, Leonard. The Kingdom Of The Pearl. Nisbet and Co., Ltd. (1920). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition; 100 Numbered Copies Signed By Edmund Dulac. 675 Total Numbered Copies.

Rosenthal, Leonard. The Kingdom Of The Pearl. Brentanos (1920). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 10 Colour Plates; Limited Edition Us; 675 Numbered Copies.

Khayyam, Omar. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.. Hodder and Stoughton. London (1920). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 20 Tipped In Colour Plates.

Yeats, William Butler. Four Plays for Dancers. MacMillan Company New York (1921). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Contains At The Hawks Well, The Only Jealousy Of Emer, The Dreaming Of The Bones, And Calvary; Text Of Plays As Well As Musical Notation; Photo And Illustrations Of Dulac'S Costume Designs; First American Edition

Cizek, Professor. CHRISTMAS Pictures by Children.. J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd. London (1922). Introduction By Edmund Dulac; Illustrations Drawn By Students Of Prof. Cisek At The Art School At The National Museum In Vienna; First English Edition. The Drawings Were Done On Stone And Then Taken To The Lithographer, Herr Berger.

Coburn, Alvin Langdon. More Men of Mark. Duckworth and Co. (1922). 33 Portraits Of Artists And Authors Including Ezra Pound, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, Wyndham Lewis, Edmund Dulac, A.E. Waite, A Self-Portrait By Coburn, And Others; Uk Edition

Coburn, Alvin Langdon. More men of mark.. Alfred A. Knopf (1922). 33 Portraits Of Artists And Authors Including Ezra Pound, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, Wyndham Lewis, Edmund Dulac, A.E. Waite, A Self-Portrait By Coburn, And Others; Us Edition

Bronte, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. The Novels of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. J.M. Dent (1922). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 6 Volumes; 16 Plates.

Andersen, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Christian Andersen. George H. Doran Company New York (1923). 16 Tipped In Colour Illustrations By Edmund Dulac

Housman, Laurence. Stories from The Arabian Nights. Hodder and Stoughton (1923). Retold By Housman; 20 Colour Tipped In Illustrations By Edmund Dulac

Dulac, Edmund. Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book. George H. Doran Company New York (1924). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); 'Fairy Tales Of The Allied Nations'; Includes 15 Stories; 16 Tipped In Colour Plates

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. Ernest Benn Limited (1927). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator) .Twelve Full Page Colour Plates And 21 Line Drawings, Including Head And Tail Pieces, Throughout The Text. Also A Limited Edition Of 50 Numbered Copies Signed By Illustrator; Made With Hand-Made Paper.

Perrault, Charles. A Fairy Garland. Cassell and Co. Ltd (1928). Mme. D'Aulnoy And Count Anthony Hamilton; “Being Fairy Tales From Old French”; 12 Full Page Colour Illustrations By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition Of 1000 Copies Signed By Dulac.

Dulac, Edmund (Illustrator). A Fairy Garland. Scribners (1929). Being Fairy Tales From The Old French; First Us Edition; 12 Illustrations By Edmund Dulac

Khayyam, Omar. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.. Hodder and Stoughton (1930). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Translated By Edward Fitzgerald; 12 Tipped In Colour Plate Illustrations.

Yeats, William Butler. Stories of Michael Robartes and his friends. The Cuala Press, Dublin (1931). “An Extract From A Record Made By His Pupils: And A Play In Prose.”; Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition Of 400 Copies.

Williamson, Hugh Ross. Gods and Mortals in Love. Country Life Ltd, (1935). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 9 Full Page Colour Illustrations.

ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Anderson. Hodder and Stoughton (1938). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; 21 Colour Tipped In Plates.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales. Hodder and Stoughton (1938). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition; 500 Numbered Copies Signed By Dulac; 12 Colour Plates By Dulac

Crary, Mary. Daughters of the Stars. Hatchard and Co (1939). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition; 500 Numbered And Signed By Crary And Dulac; 2 Colour Illustrations

Pushkin, Alexander. The Golden Cockerel. Limited Editions Club (1949). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition; 1500 Numbered Copies Signed By Dulac; (1949-1950)

Pushkin, Alexander. The Golden Cockerel. Limited Editions Club (1950). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition; 1500 Numbered Copies Signed By Dulac; (1949-1950)

Pushkin, Alexander. The Golden Cockerel. The Heritage Press (1950). Illustrated By Edmund Dulac.

Apuleius, Lucius. Marriage of Cupid and Psyche.. Limited Editions Club (1951). Retold By Walter Pater; Illustrated By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition Of 1500 Numbered Copies Signed By Dulac; 6 Full Page Colour Illustrations, Full Vellum. Printed By Huxley House, Ny, Under The Supervision Of Warren Chappell, The Text Hand-Set In Chappells Trajanus Type, Printed On Curtis Special Paper, The Illustrations Reproduced By Arthur Jaffe, Ny, In Process Collotype, Bound By Russell-Rutter Company, Ny.

Milton, John. The Masque of Comus. Limited Editions Club, Cambridge (1954). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); Introduction By Mark Van Doren; 6 Watercolours By Dulac; Limited Edition Of 1500 Numbered Copies; Last Illustrated Work By Dulac

Hutton, Barbara. The Wayfarer. Westerham Press Limited (1957). First Uk Edition; Frontis Of Author By Edmund Dulac; Limited Edition Of The Book That The Author Gave To Close Friends

Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales. Hodder and Stoughton (1981). Edmund Dulac (Illustrator); 'From The Old French'; Limited Edition; 500 Numbered Copies; First Pubslished In 1910; 30 Tipped In Color Plates.