BOOKS: Contes et Legendes SIGNED Dulac 1917, Edmond Dulac. Contes et Legendes des Nations Alliees. L'Ã‰dition D'Art, H. Piazza, Paris, 1917. Number 403 of 1000 copies Signed by Dulac, who wrote the Frnech text as well as illustrated the volume. 9 1/4 x 12 inches. Fifteen mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards. Publisher's original pictorial wrappers designed by Dulac, in glassine wrapper. First edition in French of Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations (1916), with the same number of color plates as the first English edition but with the addition of initials, tailpieces, and decorative bands by Dulac exclusive to this issue.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925