Edmund Dulac’s Picture Book for the French Red Cross (1915) (1st ed)


Edmund Dulac’s Picture Book for the French Red Cross (1915) (1st ed)


Title: Edmund Dulac’s Picture-book for the French Red Cross
Author: Edmund Dulac (illus)
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, 1915. First edition.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Very good. Some foxing to pages, not affecting illustrations, which are clean and bright. Covers bright, inscription and stamp to ffep. Contains 19 illustrated tipped-in colour plates and one photograph of Dulac, 20 plates in all. Complete. Overseas shipping will cost extra.

About the book:

A beautifully-illustrated book by one of the greatest illustrators of the early 20th century, Edmund Dulac. This book, meant to raise funds for the French Red Cross during World War I, is a collection of stories including:

1. The Story of the Bird Feng (Chinese fairy tale)

2. Layla and Majnun (Persian love story)

3. Sinbad the Sailor

4. Cinderella

and others.

About Dulac (from Wikipedia):

Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Born in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art the École des Beaux-Arts. He moved to London early in the 20th century and in 1905 received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Brontë Sisters. During World War I, Dulac produced relief books and when after the war the deluxe children’s book market shrank he turned to magazine illustrations among other ventures. He designed banknotes during World War II and postage stamps, most notably those that heralded the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.