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An Edmund Dulac Treasury: 116 Color Illustrations (Dover Books on Fine Art)


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Rooted in tales both ancient and modern, these vibrant images date from the early twentieth century's Golden Age of Illustration. Edmund Dulac, a prominent artist of the period, created them for books published between 1905 and 1928. Their moods range from the shadowy foreboding of Jane Eyre to the venturesome spirits of Treasure Island and the lighthearted fantasies of A Fairy Garland. Other featured titles include Shakespeare's The Tempest, The Arabian Nights, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.

French-born Edmund Dulac arrived in London in 1904, when new advances in the printing process kindled a rage for picture books. Dulac's imaginative powers and technical skills assured the popularity of his book illustrations, many of which were sold separately as fine art paintings. After World War I, when the appetite for deluxe volumes waned, the artist turned his talents in many new directions, including portraiture, theatrical costume and set design, newspaper caricature, and stamp design. This retrospective of his early works is the only such anthology available, offering a singular tribute to an artist from a halcyon era of art inspired by literature.


116 brilliant color plates of Edmund Dulac's book illustrations date from 1908 to 1928 and include Shakespeare's The Tempest, The Arabian Nights, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, and Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales.


Brilliant color plates of Edmund Dulac's book illustrations date from 1908 to 1928 and include Shakespeare's The Tempest, The Arabian Nights, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, and Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales.

Table of Contents

List of Illlustrations:

ii. Wake! For the Sun behind yon Eastern height

Has chased the Session of the Stars from Night;

And, to the field of Heav'n ascending, strikes

The Sultán's Turret with a Shaft of Light

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, 1909

vii. To —— —— (Mrs. Marie Louise Shew)

The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe, 1912

ix. "Madame s'est piqué le doigt,"

The International Studio, 1908

1905 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., London and Toronto

   1. Days of blue sky, placid sunshine.

   2. I now drew near him again.

   3. I gave them all the money I happened to have in my purse.

   4. I sank on the wet doorstep.

   5. Most of the morning was spent in the open air.

1907 Firelight Tales by Z. A. R. Nesbit

Thomas Nelson and Sons, New York

  6. Feeding the Birds

  7. In the Village

1907 Stories from The Arabian Nights, retold by Lawrence Housman

Hodder and Stoughton, London

  8. When having brought into submission all the rest of my race.

  9. He arrived within sight of a palace of shining marble.

  10. The Queen of the Ebony Isles.

  11. Their chief in a low but distinct voice uttered the two words "Open


  12. Having transformed himself by disguise.

  13. Till the tale of her mirror contented her.

  14. Pirouzè, the fairest and most honourably born.

  15. The ship struck upon a rock.

  16. The Princess of Deryabar.

1907 My Days with The Fairies by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell (enlarged from "Fairies I

Have Met")

Hodder and Stoughton, London

  17. "Please," she said, "I want to be a nightingale."

  18. She smiled at him very graciously when he was introduced to her.

  19. Drop-of-Crystal was too busy to speak.

  20. Of course the Dear Princess. . . . wore the great opal on the day that she was married.

  21. The other people in the book looked at her in surprise.

1908 The International Studio, Volume 36

John Lane Company, New York

  22. The Dream Vendor

  23. The Masqueraders

  24. Father Time

1908 Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A to Z by Edmund Dulac

Frederick Warne & Co., London and New York

  25. B was a burly burgrave

  26. D was a dignified dame

  27. K was a kind-hearted King

  28. L was a Lorn little lass

  29. N was a neat necromancer

  30. Q was a quaint dainty queen


1908 Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest

Hodder and Stoughton, London

  31. Act I, Scene 2. Prospero. What seest thou else / In the dark backward and abysm of time?

  32. Act I, Scene 2. Prospero. A rotten carcass of a butt, not rigg'd, / Nor tackle, sail, nor mast.

  33. Act I, Scene 2. Ariel. Full fathom five thy father lies; / Of his bones are coral made; / Those are

      pearls that were his eyes.

  34. Act III, Scene 1. Ferdinand. Here's my hand.

      Miranda. And mine, with my heart in't.

  35. Act III, Scene 3. Ariel. You are three men of sin.

  36. Act IV, Scene 1. Iris. Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep.

  37. Act V, Scene 1. Prospero. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and


  38. Act V, Scene 1. Prospero. And ye that on the sands with printless foot /

      Do chase the ebbing Neptune.

  39. Act V, Scene 1. Prospero. Graves at my command / Have waked their


  40. Act V, Scene 1. Prospero. Calm seas, auspicious gales, / And sail so


1909 The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald

Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London

  41. Heav'n but the Vision of fulfill'd Desire,

      And Hell the Shadow of a Soul on fire,

      Cast on the Darkness into which Ourselves,

      So late emerg'd from, shall so soon expire.

  42. With me along the strip of Herbage strown

      That just divides the desert from the sown,

      Where name of Slave and Sultán is forgot—

      And Peace to Máhmúd on his golden Throne!

  43. Here with a little Bread beneath the Bough,

      A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse—and Thou

      Beside me singing in the Wilderness—

      Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

  44. The Palace that to Heav'n his pillars threw,

      And Kings the forehead on his threshold drew—

      I saw the solitary Ringdove there,

      And "Coo, coo, coo," she cried; and "Coo, coo, coo."

  45. Alike for those who To-day prepare

      And those that after some To-morrow stare,

      A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries,

      "Fools! your Reward is neither Here nor There!"

  46. Earth could not answer: nor the Seas that mourn

      In flowing Purple, of their Lord forlorn;

      Nor Heaven, with those eternal Signs reveal'd

      And hidden by the sleeve of Night and Morn.

  47. Do you, within your little hour of Grace,

      The waving Cypress in your Arms enlace,

      Before the Mother back into her arms

      Fold, and dissolve you in a last embrace.

  48. So when at last the Angel of the drink

      Of Darkness finds you by the river-brink,

      And, proffering his Cup, invites your Soul

      Forth to your Lips to quaff it—do not shrink.

  49. And lately, by the Tavern Door agape,

      Came shining through the Dusk an Angel Shape

      Bearing a Vessel on his Shoulder; and

      He bid me taste of it; and 'twas—the Grape!

  50. Yet Ah, that Spring should vanish with the Rose!

      That Youth's sweet-scented manuscript should close!

      The Nightingale that in the branches sang,

      Ah whence, and whither flown again, who knows?

1910 The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales, retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Hodder and Stoughton, London

  51. And there, on a bed the curtains of which were drawn wide, he beheld the loveliest vision he had

      ever seen.

  52. Her head nodded with spite and old age together, as she bent over the cradle.

  53. She touched the Princess's tutors and the Court professors in the midst of their deep studies.

  54. The ruddy faces of the switzers told him that they were no worse than asleep.

  55. They overran the house without loss of time.

  56. And there, in a row, hung the bodies of seven dead women.

  57. You shall go in, and take your place among the ladies you saw there!

  58. The unhappy fatima cried up to her:— "Anne, Sister Anne, do you see any one coming?"

  59. They overtook him just as he reached the steps of the main porch.

  60. He had been fasting for more than twenty-four hours, and lost no time in falling to.

  61. She found herself face to face with a stately and beautiful lady.

1911 Stories from Hans Andersen

Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London

  62. Many a winter's night she flies through the streets and peeps in at the windows, and then the ice

      freezes on the panes into wonderful patterns like flowers.

  63. She read all the newspapers in the world, and forgotten them again, so clever is she.

  64. Even Death himself listened to the song and said, " Go on, little nightingale, go on!"

  65. The Fairy dropped her shimmering garment, drew back the branches, and a moment after was

      hidden within their depths.

  66. Once more she looked at the prince, with her eyes already dimmed by death, then dashed

      overboard and fell, her body dissolving into foam.

  67. Waldemar Daa hid it in his bosom, took his staff in his hand, and, with his three daughters, the once

      wealthy gentleman walked out of Borreby Hall for the last time.

1912 The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London

  68. The Bells

  69. Silence

  70. The Raven

  71. To One in Paradise

  72. Lenore

  73. The Haunted Palace

  74. Eldorado

  75. To the River

  76. Bridal Ballad


1914 Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights

Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London

  77. The Episode of the Snake

  78. Aladdin and the Efrite

  79. The Lady Bedr-el-Budur at Her Bath

  80. Aladdin Finds the Princess in Africa

  81. The Lady Bedr-el-Budur and the Wicked Magician

  82. The Room of the Fruits Prepared for Abu-l-Hasan

1916 Illustrated London News, April 22, 1916

Delights of Other Days by Edmund Dulac

  83. The Serenade

  84. The Promenade

  85. The Gift

  86. The Love Poem

1916 Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book

Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd., London

  87. The Buried Moon

      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.

  88. The Serpent Prince

      When Grannmia saw her strange lover, she alone remained calm and courageous.

  89. The Blue Bird

      The Prince took a carriage drawn by three great frogs with great big wings. . . Truitonne came out

      mysteriously by a little door.

  90. Bashtchelik (or, Real Steel)

      The Prince, looking out, saw him snatch up the Princess . . . and soar rapidly away.

  91. Bashtchelik (or, Real Steel)

      The Palace of the Dragon King

  92. The Friar and the Boy

      The Friar, bound fast to the post, squirmed and wriggled, showing plainly that he would foot it if he


  93. Urashima Taro

      Urashima was so enchanted that he could not speak a word.

  94. The Fire Bird

      With a scream the Princess rushed forward, and, before her wicked sister could prevent her, she had

      upset the cauldron with a crash.

1918 Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London

  95. She shook her hands over the multitude below, as if she were scattering a million curses among


  96. So now the battle was ended. . . . and all the wickedness and the ugliness that infest human life,

      were past and gone for ever.

  97. She scampered across the sand, took an airy leap, and plunged right in among the foaming billows.

  98. They made haste to wallow down upon all fours.

  99. But neither could Pan tell her what had become of Proserpina any better than the rest of these wild


  100. The good Chiron taught his pupils how to play upon the harp.

  101. Jason appointed Tiphys to be helmsman because he was a star-gazer.

  102. He caught one of them by the horn, and the other by his screwed-up tail.

1927 Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

George H. Doran Company, New York

  103. Striking the Jolly Roger

  104. The Jolly Boat's Last Trip

  105. Boarding the Hispaniola

  106. Hand's Death

  107. The Black Spot Again

1929 A Fairy Garland; Being Fairy Tales from the Old French

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York

  108. The Fairy Song

  109. The King and Puss in Boots

  110. Uglinette in the Enchanted Wood

  111. Fortunata and the Hen

  112. Fudge Discovers Mayblossom

  113. The Pursuit

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Menges, Jeff A
Dover Publications
Menges, Jeff A.
Menges, Jeff A.
Dulac, Edmund
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