Stories from the Arabian nights
The book illustrator, Edmund Dulac (1882-1953), was born in France, but educated in England. He was one of the masters of the illustrated gift book of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Along with Arthur Rackham, the other master of the genre, Dulac usually produced the illustrations for one book each year, including Stories from the Arabian nights (1907) with 50 colour images; an edition of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1908) with 40 colour illustrations; The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1909) with 20 colour images; The Sleeping beauty and other fairy tales (1910); Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (1911); The Bells and other poems (1912) with 28 colour images and many monotone illustrations; and Princess Badoura (1913).
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