Item #280 [Swinburne’s copy from his sister]. Stories from the Arabian Nights. Laurence Housman.
[Swinburne’s copy from his sister]. Stories from the Arabian Nights.

[Swinburne’s copy from his sister]. Stories from the Arabian Nights.

1907. [Dulac, Edmund, ill.]. First trade edition. First trade edition of “Dulac’s most important book [which] was an overnight sensation that unequivocally established Dulac’s reputation.”

This copy is a fantastic association copy which is inscribed to Algernon Charles Swinburne by his sister, Isabel Swinburne, for Christmas 1907, and with Swinburne’s bookplate. Swinburne was a notable poet associated with the Pre-Raphaelites, and a subject of a painting, housemate, and a close friend of Rossetti.

Large 8vo. xvi, 133pp. [3] + 50 tipped-in color plates, including frontispiece, mounted on gray stock with captioned tissue guards. Hughey 16b. All of the plates, with the exception of the frontispiece, are bound at the end. Without the extremely scarce dust jacket.
Good plus in publisher’s orange cloth with gilt, wear to spine and edges, over opened, some foxing throughout though mainly to preliminaries, tipped-in plates clean. Item #280

Price: $400.00