This beautiful book:The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche is re-told by Walter Pater from "The Golden Ass" of Lucius Apuleius. It is Illustrated by the famous Edmund Dulac and published by the Heritage Press. The special contents of this edition are copyright 1951 by the Limited Editions Club. The book is in good condition with tight binding and clear cover and spine. There are some brown spots on the edges of the first few pages and the pages in general are a bit yellow. No other flaws.
Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) was one of the great figures from the Golden Age of Illustration. Born in Toulouse, France, Dulac was artistically inclined from adolescence. He switched from law to art and moved to London where he was in tremendous demand from publishers. Dulac's most famous works of art include beautiful illustrations for books like the Arabian Nights, Sleeping Beauty, Stories from Hans Christian Andersen and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. The so-called Golden Age of Illustration spanned over four decades from the 1880s into the 1920s, and saw memorable artistic works in books and magazines from the likes of Dulac, Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, N.C. Wyeth and others. After World War I ended, demand for illustrated deluxe books tailed off and Dulac moved into other areas of design. He died in 1953 of a heart attack while illustrating John Milton's Comus. He was 70 years old.
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