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SINDBAD THE SAILOR AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

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SINDBAD THE SAILOR AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

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Closeout Price! Highly Recommended. Art by Edmund Dulac. Facsimile reproduction of the magnificent 1914 edition, complete with ornate gilt-embossed cover on decorated blue cloth! Here are the timeless stories from The Arabian Nights, faithfully retold by English author Laurence Housman and magnificently enhanced with 23 color plates by illustrator Edmund Dulac, from the Golden Age of Illustration. His popularity rivaled that of fellow illustrator Arthur Rackham. Dulac's romantic and exotic images provide the perfect accompaniment to "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," "The Story of the Three Calenders," and "The Sleeper Awakened."

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Facsimile reproduction of the magnificent 1914 edition, complete with ornate gilt-embossed cover on decorated blue cloth! Here are the timeless stories from The Arabian Nights, faithfully retold by English author Laurence Housman and magnificently enhanced with 23 color plates by illustrator Edmund Dulac, from the Golden Age of Illustration. His popularity rivaled that of fellow illustrator Arthur Rackham. Dulac's romantic and exotic images provide the perfect accompaniment to "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," "The Story of the Three Calenders," and "The Sleeper Awakened."

Once again Calla has outdone themselves. The gilt embossing and the decorated blue cloth perfectly capture the feeling of the original edition, from just over 100 years ago. An original in fine condition would run you $400 to $600 or more. Dulac's style was already evolving into a more flat, art deco inspired style that was stylish and exotic, reminiscent of Japanese color woodblocks but with a modern twist. His colors are warm and rich.

Dulac was so popular that a London gallery would mount an exhibit of the paintings for each book, and sell the original artwork to wealthy clients. He also became a prolific illustrator of magazine covers. His longest tenure in the magazine field began in 1923 and ran for the next 30 years. This was for William Randolph Hearst's American Weekly. Dulac provided 108 paintings for 13 different series, bringing the exoticism of the east to the front pages of a regular-folks weekly magazine, which was distributed free with the local Sunday paper.

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Item Code SINBH
Publisher Calla
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781606600924
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 272pg
Color Full Color
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