Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights illustrated by Edmund Dulac
In the time of Harun-er-Rashid there was, in Baghdad, a rich merchant named Sindbad the Sailor, the source of whose wealth was a mystery. It seemed to be inexhaustible. For long seasons he kept open house, and his entertainments were the most magnificent of all save only those of Er-Rashid himself. All that riches could buy seemed at his disposal, and he lavished the good things of this life upon his guests. Pages, slaves and attendants there were in great number; his garden was spacious and beautiful, and his house was filled with every costly luxury.
Illustrator Edmund Dulac was born in Toulouse, France in 1882. He attended the University of Toulouse, studying law while attending art classes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. After two years, he left law school and enrolled full-time in the Ecole. He won the 1901 and 1903 Grand Prix for his paintings and, on scholarship, attended the Académie Julian in Paris in 1904.
Leather. Gold gilt. Satin ribbon and end papers.
Norwalk: Easton Press, 2000. 221 pp.
Hardcover. Very good.