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Edmund Dulac's Picture=Book for the French Red Cross

Edmund Dulac's Picture=Book for the French Red Cross


London: Published for the Daily Telegraph by Hodder and Stoughton, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to., yellow cloth printed in black with ornate cover design; with a touch of soiling. First edition, with 19 mounted color plates and a mounted photographic portrait of Dulac. A handsome copy. 

Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Born in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art at the École des Beaux-Arts. He moved to London early in the 20th century and in 1905 received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Brontë Sisters. During World War I, Dulac produced relief books and when after the war the deluxe children's book market shrank he turned to magazine illustrations among other ventures. He designed banknotes during World War II and postage stamps, most notably those that heralded the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
210 USD