Edmond Dulac, Fairy's book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations. Londres : Edition Hodder & Stoughton, 1916. Reliure ornée d'entrelacs et de deux chevaux dorés. In-4°. Exemplaire de présentation, dédicacé sur la page de titre "A Mr. Eugène Morand, Edmond Dulac, 1916". Avec 15 planches illustrées hors-texte sur velum japonais, encadrées de bandeaux dorés et légendées.
"Limited to 350 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Presentation copy, additionally inscribed by the artist at head of title "à Mr. Eugène Morand, Edmond Dulac, 1916". Large quarto. 169 pp. Fifteen color plates, mounted on Japanese vellum, framed with wide gilt bands and with descriptive letterpress in black.
Original white cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and blue to form a design of two leaping horses and scroll frame for gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Monimal browning to endpapers. A fine copy.
""The Tales of this book, both written and illustrated by Dulac, were drawn from the folklore of Russia, England, Flanders, Belgium, italy, France, Ireland, Serbia and Japan. Dulac was able to employ the full scope of his versality in creating a national mood in each illustration. During this period of his work, Dulac had immersed himself in the artistic traditions of folklore. He was partly stimulated by his friendship with Yeats (whose interest in Celtic folklore was legendary) and partly awakened to ethnic themes by his 1913 vtuise through eastern Mediterranean. Also at this time he was influenced by his encounters with the Russian-born designer Léon Baskt's stage work for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes" (Hughey 47)".