Thursday, 26 December 2013

Edmund Dulac - part 5

Edmund Dulac (1882 – 1953) was a French magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. For full biographical notes on Dulac see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 4 also.

This is part 5 of a 7-part post on the works of Edmund Dulac:

1915 Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book For The French Red Cross:

Front Cover

Title Page


The Story of the Bird Feng
" The wonderful bird, like a fire of many colours come down from Heaven, alighted before the Princess, dropping at her feet the portrait"

Young Rousselle
"What do think of young Rouselle?"

Layla and Majnún
"In a high chamber of the palace - it was as wondrous as that of a Sultan"

Layla and Majnún
" If the desert were my home - then would I let the World go by"

Layla and Majnún
"She would sit for hours, with the bird perched on the back of her hand, listening to its soft intonation of that one word 'Majnún' "

The Nightingale
"Even the poor fisherman would pause in his work to listen"

Three Kings of Orient
"O star of wonder, star of night"

Sinbad the Sailor
"Knowest thou my name is also Sinbad!"

The Little Seamstress
I never at all saw sewing so small"

The Real Princess
"Not a wink the whole night long"

My Lisette
"Tis Lisette whom I adore and with reason more and more"

"There, said her Godmother, pointing with her wand ... pick it and bring it along"

The Chilly Lover
"O Ursula, for thee my heart is burning, - but I'm so cold!"

Blue Beard
"Seven and one are eight, Madam!"

The Story of Aucassin and Nicolette
"But Nicolette one night escaped"

Cerberus. The Black dog of Hades

The Lady Badoura
"Nay, nay: I will not marry him"

The Sleeper Awakened
"Behold the reward of those who meddle in other people's affairs."


1915 The Dreamer of Dreams 
by the Queen of Romania:

Front Cover

Title Page

1916 Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book:

Front Cover

Title Page

The Story of the Bird Feng 
( This illustration also appears in the above book )

The Blue Bird

The Seven Conquerers of the Queen of the Mississippi

The Buried Moon

White Caroline and Black Caroline

The Serpent Prince


The Hind in the Wood

Ivan and the Chestnut Horse

The Story of Bashtchelik

The Story of Bashtchelik

The Friar and the Boy

The Green Street

The Story of Urashima Taro

The Story of Urashima Taro

The Fire Bird

The Fire Bird

1916 The Stealers of Light by the Queen of Romania 
(2 illustrations):

Front Cover

"The light she had thought to extinguish had escaped from her dying hands and floated always farther across the desert, shedding its marvellous radiance over rock and stone."

"The man had his arm lightly laid across the tall girl's shoulders; they might have been lovers, so tender was his touch." 

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