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Book of the Week – A Fairy Garland


Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)
London: Cassel & Company, Limited, 1928
PZ8 F1685 1928

A collection of fairy tales translated from French into English, including Charles Perrault’s “Puss ‘n Boots,” d’Aulnoy’s “The Blue Bird,” and Hamilton’s “Mayblossom.” Edmund Dulac was a French-born, British-naturalized magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. While studying law at the University of Toulouse, he took courses from the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He chose art over law. He moved to London early in the twentieth century. In 1905, he received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Brontë sisters. He designed banknotes during World War II and postage stamps, most notably those heralding the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Edition of one thousand copies. University of Utah copy is no. 653, signed by the author.
Source: Rare Books (OpenBook) Blog

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