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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM


Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald.

With illustrations by Edmund Dulac


PUBLISHED: Hodder and Stoughton. n.d. (1920)


Small 4to., original gilt tooled blue cloth slightly faded and

light wear, spine darkened, pp. viii + 189, illustrated by

Edmund Dulac with decorated endpapers, 12 mounted

colour plates with tissue guards, some discolouration

to front decorated endpapers, contents clean

a good firm copy.

Edmund Dulac (1882 – 1953)

Born in Toulouse, France, he began his career by studying

law at the University of Toulouse, but also followed classes

in the Ecole des Beaux Arts, switching full time to art after

he became bored with law, and also having won prizes

at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He spent a very brief period

at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1904 before

moving to London.

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Edmund Dulac bibliography - 11 listed

The Edmund Dulac books listed below are either first editions, special editions or noted editions.
Novels of the Sisters Bronte - 1905
Stories from the Arabian Nights - 1907
Fairies I Have Met - 1907
Shakespeare's Comedy of the Tempest - 1908
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - 1909
The Sleeping Beauty - 1910
Stories from Hans Andersen - 1911
Stories from the Arabian Nights - 1911
The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe - 1012
Princess Badoura - 1913
My Days With The Fairies - 1913
Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights - 1914
Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book For The French Red Cross - 1915
King Albert's Book, Princess Mary's Gift Book - 1915
Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book - 1916
Tanglewood Tales - 1918
Stories from the Arabian Nights - 1919
The Kingdom of the Pearl - 1920

 


Edmund-Dulac-1915
Dulac in 1915, photograph by E.A Hoppe.
  Born: 22 Oct 1882
Toulouse
  Died:

25 May 1953.
(aged 71)

  Occupation: Illustrator, caricaturist, decorator, portrait and landscape painter.
  Nationality: French
  Writing period: 1905 to 1920
  Genres: Illustration Books

Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac 1882-1953),
French Illustrator, caricaturist, decorator, portrait and landscape painter. Born at Toulouse on 22nd October 1882 and was educated at the University of Toulouse.

Studied at Toulouse Art School for three years and at the Acad?mie Julian in Paris for three weeks.

Dulac was one of the most prolific illustrators of the Golden Age and has an impressive list of books to his name, including the following: The Arabian Nights (1907), Shakespeare's Comedy of the Tempest (1908), The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1909), Stories from Hans Andersen (1911), The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe (1912), Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book (1916).

Died on 25 May 1953.

He was a book illustrator prominent during the so called "Golden Age of Illustration" (the first quarter or so of the twentieth century). Born in Toulouse, France, he began his career by studying law at the University of Toulouse, but also followed classes in the Ecole des Beaux Arts, switching full time to art after he became bored with law, and also having won prizes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He spent a very brief period at the Académie Julien in Paris in 1904 before moving to London.

In London, the 22-year old Frenchman was picked up by J.M. Dent and given a commission to illustrate the collected works of the Brontë sisters. He then began an association with the Leicester Gallery and Hodder & Stoughton; the gallery would commission paintings from Dulac and then sell the rights to Hodder & Stoughton, who would publish the books (one book a year over many years) while the gallery would sell the paintings. Books produced under this arrangement by Dulac include The Arabian Nights (1907), an edition of Shakespeare's The Tempest (1908), of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1909), The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales (1910), Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (1911), The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe (1912) and Princess Badoura (1913). During World War I he contributed to relief books, including King Albert's Book, Princess Mary's Gift Book, and, unusually, his own Edmund Dulac's Picture Book for the French Red Cross (1915).

After the war, the deluxe edition illustrated book became a rarity and Dulac's career in this field was over. His last such books were Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book (1916), the Tanglewood Tales (1918) and the exquisite The Kingdom of the Pearl (1920). His career continued in other areas however, including newspaper caricatures (especially at The Outlook), portraiture, theatre costume and set design, bookplates, chocolate boxes, medals, and various graphics (especially for The Mercury Theatre). He designed postage stamps for Great Britain. He designed stamps (Marianne de Londres series) and banknotes for Free France during World War II. He also produced illustrations for The American Weekly, a Sunday supplement belonging to the Hearst newspaper chain in America. He continued to produce books for the rest of his life, more so than any of his contemporaries, although these were less frequent and less lavish than during the Golden Age

 


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