A Fairy Garland: Being Fairy from the Old French
Place Published: London
Publisher: Cassell & Co., Limited
Date Published: 1928
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 27093
251pp. Large octavo [24.5 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Good. The edges of the covers are rubbed and gently bumped. The underlying boards are peeking through at a couple of the corners. The spine is faded and slightly rolled. There are multiple small splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine. There is a crack in the text block at p. 97, and there is another crack in the text block at p. 113. The text block is still quite sturdy. The pages are yellowed.
Dulac was born in Toulouse, France. His artistic talent manifested itself early and drawings exist from his early teens. Many of these early efforts are watercolors, a medium he would prefer through most of his life. Dulac, though capable of pen and ink work, was foremost a painter and used the new technology's ability to reproduce exact tones to let the color hold the shape and define the object.