Edmund Dulac arrived in London in 1904 just as dawn broke for lavish gift-book publishing in England and America. One of his most outstanding efforts in book illustration, Dulac's The Tempest remain the most spectacular edition ever produced of Shakespeare's strange and ever-compelling drama. Behind a striking purple cloth binding, with a full gilt cover, is an astonishing 40 COLOR PLATES. Oh, what a beauty this is. By 1908, when this first appeared, Dulac and Arthur Rackham were household names, renowned and celebrated celebrities in England and the continent. Each new Christmas edition was anticipated, coveted, and often reprinted, as demand outstripped supply. This is Dulac at his exotic, colorful best.
Calla Editions is an imprint of Dover Books, known for their high quality and excellent low pricing. These outstanding facsimile editions re-capture the look, the feel and the beauty of the original, rare first editions. This is among the most attractive and collected illustrated books from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1905-1925.