Tanglewood Tales [Signed Limited Edition]. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edmund Dulac.
Tanglewood Tales [Signed Limited Edition]
Tanglewood Tales [Signed Limited Edition]
Tanglewood Tales [Signed Limited Edition]

Tanglewood Tales [Signed Limited Edition]

Very Good. Item #11318

London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1918.] Limited Edition of 500 copies signed by Dulac, this being #303. Quarto. 245 pp. Fourteen color plates including frontispiece, complete. Wartime binding of half white vellum and gray paper covered boards. Spine stamped with gilt lettering and design. Centaur archer endpapers.

After a mediterranean cruise, Dulac was inspired to shift his attention to stories from the Greek myths and spent four years working on Tanglewood. His plates for "Argonauts" and "Europa" are considered to be among his best, his friend W.B. Yeats remarking that "Europa" was "particularly beautiful." Dulac would also continue to expand on the centaur theme begun here, and Yeats would later give one of his poems the title, "On a Picture of a Black Centaur by Edmund Dulac."

Edges of boards roughly worn with exposure, though vellum edges have largely escaped unscathed. General rubbing and smudging. Binding is sound. Foxing to preliminaries and frontispiece a bit loose but holding. Pages otherwise clean and unmarked.

[Hughey 51].

Price: $400.00