Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales illustrated by Edmund Dulac

The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales (Calla Editions) was released this week. This is part of the Calla Editions from Dover which are reprints of classic illustrated books. This book is a particular favorite of mine. The text is by Arthur Quiller-Couch. I like it enough to have included an edition on SurLaLune.  Edmund Dulac, the illustrator, is no stranger to readers of SurLaLune and one of my personal favorites. I especially like his interpretation of the French tales included here, Cinderella, Blue Beard, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty.

Of course, the point of owning a book like this is the beauty of the object from the illustrations to the book design. You can see some images of the interior through Amazon's Look Inside feature.

About the book:

The edition contains four tales: "The Sleeping Beauty," "Blue Beard," "Cinderella," and "Beauty and the Beast" in artful retelling. However, the main feature of the book is the generous offering of 30 full-page color plates in Edmund Dulac's inimitable style. Additional design elements make this Calla edition a keepsake for readers and collectors alike.

1 comment:

  1. And into my Amazon basket it goes! One can never have too many Dulac illustrations ;o) Thanks for highlighting it.