Edmund Dulac Tanglewood Tales first edition book is for sale. Tanglewood Tales was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne with this edition superbly illustrated by Edmund Dulac who was one of the Golden Age Illustrators. Tanglewood Tales is a first edition book published by Hodder and Stoughton in November 1918 and comes complete with 14 Edmund Dulac colour illustrations.
This first edition of Edmund Dulac Tanglewood Tales completely conforms to Ann Conolly Hughey’s book Edmund Dulac His Book Illustrations in which this book is bound in a tan cloth with a special design by Edmund Dulac comprising of rust and orange images taken from the illustrated front endpapers and rear endpapers. To the front board you are able to see Edmund Dulac’s printed initials to the bottom right corner.
The binding measures 9.00 x 11.00 inches and are extremely attractive and impressive. However, as with a book of this age they do have some minor faults which are corner knocks, slight crinkling to the cloth to the bottom right hand corner of the front board, slight wear to the top and bottom of the spine, slight darkening of the spine, light marks to the plain back board, and slight wear to the edge of the back board. These faults are minimal and consistent with this vintage Edmund Dulac book that is in excess of 90 years old. The Edmund Dulac Tanglewood Tales binding is in Very Good condition and is exceptionally attractive.
Tanglewood Tales has 244 numbered pages with 14 tipped-in wonderful colour plates by Edmund Dulac.
The Edmund Dulac tipped-in colour illustration plates are in Fine condition, being mounted on grey paper and are bordered with one thick and one thin green line. The pages are exceptionally clean slight browning to the front endpapers; very light and minimal spotting, and a very light wave that goes through the pages of the book, which are barely noticeable and only mentioned for completeness.