First edition of Edmund Dulac's Magnificent Illustrated interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Item Number: 110640
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927.
First edition of Edmund Dulac’s magnificent illustrated interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by Edmund Dulac with 12 tipped-in plates in full color and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Jacket illustration by Dulac. Rare and desirable.
Edmund Dulac was a French-born, British naturalized magazine illustrator and book illustrator. Born in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art 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 the deluxe children's book market shrank after the war, 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.