Stories from the Arabian Nights retold by Lawrence Housman ; illustrated by Edmund Dulac
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1911
709.45HOU, NGI Art Library
This was a very popular publication in the early 20th century and many subsequent editions were produced. The book includes coloured illustrations by the french illustrator Edmund Dulac (1882-1853). The image above is taken from the story of Ali Baba and the forty theives shows Morgiana the clever slave girl, with a dagger in her hand, just before she stabs the thief.