Edmund Dulac "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam"  "And hidden by the sleeve of Night and Morn..." Rescued vintage art book page
Authentic vintage book page, not a reproduction, in quality vintage condition. No tears or writing or folds.
This book page has been salvaged from a nearly 50 year old art book that was orphaned or damaged in the binding. It may have some signs of age, but this adds to the unique charm. No hand written marks on either side.
Full page - 8.5 x 11.75 inches tall
Illustration(s) - approx. 6.5 x 9 inches tall
Please note: The image(s) may not be centered on the page and there is a brief text blurb on the back detailing the image.
About Mr. Dulac (as read on Wikipedia):
Born in Toulouse, France, he began his career by studying law at the University of Toulouse. He also studied art, switching to it full-time after he became bored with law, and having won prizes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He spent a very brief period at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1904 before moving to London. Dulac painting Mrs. Wellington Koo, circa 1921. Settling in London's Holland Park, the 22-year-old Frenchman was commissioned by the publisher J. M. Dent to illustrate Jane Eyre. and nine other volumes of works by the Brontë sisters. He then became a regular contributor to The Pall Mall Magazine, and joined the London Sketch Club, which introduced him to the foremost book and magazine illustrators of the day. Through these he began an association with the Leicester Galleries and Hodder & Stoughton; the gallery commissioned illustrations from Dulac which they sold in an annual exhibition, while publishing rights to the paintings were taken up by Hodder & Stoughton for reproduction in illustrated gift books, publishing one book a year. Books produced under this arrangement by Dulac include Stories from The Arabian Nights (1907) with 50 colour images; an edition of William Shakespeare's The Tempest (1908) with 40 colour illustrations; The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1909) with 20 colour images; The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales (1910); Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (1911); The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe (1912) with 28 colour images and many monotone illustrations; and Princess Badoura (1913).
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