Freitag, 7. November 2014

Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book

Edmund Dulac’s Fairy Book was published by  Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd., London, 1916
It was reprinted several times with bookcovers in different colours.

A Russian Fairy Tale

The daintiest, prettiest little maiden they had ever seen.

An English Fairy Tale

In her frantic struggles the hood of her cloak fell back from her dazzling golden hair, and immediately the whole place was flooded with light.

A Flemish Fairy Tale

And, when he saw White Caroline, he started to play on his organ the most beautiful airs that it was possible to hear, and the three little dogs commenced to dance together.

A Belgian Fairy Tale

"Hi friend! Take the whole castle, with the Queen and all that it contains, on your shoulders!"

An Italian Fairy Tale

When Grannmia saw her strange lover, she alone remained calm and courageous.

A French Fairy Tale

Giroflée thanked the fairy and went...far into the wood; and there, sure enough, she saw a hut and and old woman sitting outside.

A Russian Fairy Tale

The chestnut horse seemed to linger in the air at the top of its leap while that kiss endured.

A French Fairy Tale

The Prince took a carriage drawn by three great frogs with great big wings...Truitonne came out mysteriously by a little door.
A Serbian Fairy Tale

The Prince, looking out, saw him snatch up the Princess...and soar rapidly away.

The Palace of the Dragon King

An English Fairy Tale

The Friar, bound fast to the post, squirmed and wriggled, showing plainly that he would foot if he could.

A French Fairy Tale

Laideronnette kissed and embraced the good Fairy Protectress.

A Japanese Fairy Tale

Urashima was so enchanted that he could not speak a word.

A Russian Fairy Tale

There he found the Princess asleep, and saw that her face was the face he had seen in the portrait.

With a scream the Princess rushed forward, and, before her wicked sister could prevent her, she had upset the cauldron with a crash.

A Chinese Fairy Tale

The wonderful bird,  like a fire of many colours come down from heaven, alighted before the Princess, dropping at her feet the portrait.

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