Dulac Illus.] Apuleius Lucius

Published by New York, George Macy for the Limited Editions Club 1951, 1951
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Limited to 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by Edmund Dulac. The first Dulac illustrated edition, the story retold by Walter Pater. With 6 very fine colour plates by Dulac. 4to, handsomely bound in the publisher's full white vellum, lettered and decorated in gilt, housed in the original slipcase. 64, [2] pp. A fine copy in the original slipcase, just the lightest of dusting. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED AND NUMBER, HANDSOMELY PRODUCED AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, EDMUND DULAC. Dulac's illustrations breathe wonderful life into this story of the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche and Cupid, and their ultimate union in a sacred marriage. They were published in America only, and were bought to print through a contractual arrangement between George Macy's 'The Limited Editions Club' and the artist. Dulac is credited with the inspiration for the concept, with his suggestion for the project following his own rejection of two previous proposals generated by Macy. There is little doubt that Dulac drew on his previous work in illustrating Greek tales as the basis of the artwork, but the colours and other rendering are unique among his portfolio of work and is closely reminiscent of images produced with a pastel technique, rather than watercolour. They are the final of his illustrations to be published prior to his death. Bookseller Inventory # 27727

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Publisher: New York, George Macy for the Limited Editions Club 1951

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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