A very rare deluxe Dulac edition, considerably at odds stylistically with the more well-known Edwardian and Inter-War deluxe editions produced by Hodder & Stoughton et al. Writing of this work in her bibliography of the artist, Ann Conolly Hughey states that the watercolours ‘…show a new Dulac style… The detailing and design of the pictures present some of Dulac’s most careful and superb painting. He himself liked these illustrations best of all his work’.
First Dulac deluxe edition, one of only 50 copies signed by the artist; small 4to; colour frontispiece, 11 plates and numerous black & white decorations and illustrations by the artist, a little light foxing; publisher’s vellum with morocco spine label, t.e.g., slight bowing as usual, but otherwise a very good copy.
Via direct descent within the Benn family, but with no ownership markings or similar to this effect.
Stock ID: 96505