Thursday 19 December 2013

Edmund Dulac - part 2

Edmund Dulac (1882 – 1953) was a French magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. For full biographical notes on Dulac, and for earlier works, see part 1 also.

This is part 2 of a 7-part post on the works of Edmund Dulac:

1908 Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A to Z 
 An Alphabet Book of 24 colourful plates (X, Y and Z are combined), each with a limerick. The book was published in London and New York in 1908 by Frederick Warne & Co. A year later in 1909 a deluxe limited edition of about 160 copies was issued in portfolio form much taller than the standard edition — large quarto, title-page and twenty-four color plates, each mounted on dark green art paper with original parchment endpapers from the book edition also mounted on folded sheets of dark green art paper.

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1908 Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest:

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Prospero: "I have done nothing but in care of thee"

Prospero: "What seest thou else in the dark backward and abysm of time?"

Prospero: "And by my prescience I find my zenith doth depend upon a most auspicious star

Caliban: "Wouldst give me water with berries in't'

Antonio: "Here lies your brother, no better than the earth he lies upon"

Stephano: "Come, swear to that: kiss the book"

Ariel: "You are three men of sin"

Iris: "I met her deity cutting the clouds towards Paphos"

Iris: "You Nymphs, call'd Naiads, of the windring brooks, leave your crisp channels"

Prospero: "We are such stuff as dreams are made on"

Ariel: " All prisoners sir, in the lime-grove which weather-fends your cell"

Prospero: "You demi-puppets that by moonshine do the green sour ringlets make"

Prospero: "Graves at my command have waked their sleepers"

Boatswain: "And were brought moping hither"

Prospero: "Calm seas, auspicious gales, and sail so expeditious"

1909 The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: 

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( Frontispiece ) Thinking of Lady Yang at Midnight

…Awake! For Morning in the Bowl of Night has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight

Peace to Mahmud on his Golden Throne!

A Loaf of Bread

Blowing Rose

Lone Dove

…and hidden by the sleeve of Night and Morn

The Potter

Hour of Grace

Angel of the Drink of Darkness

Human or Divine

A New Marriage

Came shining through the Dusk an Angel Shape

All are but Stories

The Face of Wretched Man

That Spring Should Vanish with the Rose

Where I Made One