Edmund Dulac Tanglewood Tales is for sale. Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne this is the 1938 edition of Tanglewood Tales published by Hodder and Stoughton that has the following noted on the Copyright Page “First Printing of this Edition 1938”. And hence this is thus the first edition of this particular Edmund Dulac illustrated book.
Tanglewood Tales has the original pictorial grey binding with red lettering and illustrations to the front board and spine. Tanglewood Tales has 12 full colour Edmund Dulac illustrations.
The binding is in Very Good condition with light marks to the front board and back board, discolouration to the spine, very slight corner knocks, and very slight wear to the top and bottom of the spine. The Edmund Dulac illustration and lettering to the front board is still very bright and this is a very attractive binding for this collectable Tanglewood Tales book.
Tanglewood Tales has 222 numbered pages with 12 full colour illustrations on glossy stock paper, which is correct as per the list of illustrations to the front of the book. There are attractive illustrated double page front endpapers and rear endpapers designed by Edmund Dulac that matches the design to the front board. There is a “This Book Belongs To” box to the front paste down that has not been filled in and has been left blank.
The pages are in overall Very Good condition with very light age toning and spotting but with the plates on the glossy paper remaining free of even these minor defects.
Edmund Dulac Tanglewood Tales First Printing of this Edition 1938