DULAC,EDMUND. BALLAD OF HUGH BIGOD, EARL OF NORFOLK. [London] (1906). Large Square 8vo (8x8"). Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in a sumptuous full crimson colored morocco decorated with art nouveau gilt rules and devices on covers and with spine in compartemnts, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers, in Fine condition housed in a custom velvet lined, crimson clamshell case. This is an amazing finished manuscript tale about King Henry, his knights on horseback, medieval lords and a nervous Earl Hugh Bigod and his castle of Bungaye. It appeared as a full page color illustration in the Christmas 1906 issue of the Graphic. Each leaf is individually hinged into the book which features 6 amazing full page original watercolors by Dulac (one is signed and dated 1906) with the text in verse hand lettered beneath each picture. The title page is hand lettered as well. The colors and style are most reminiscent of Dulac's ABC: Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous which came out two years after he wrote this. Finished Dulac manuscripts with watercolors are rare and this one is fabulous in content as well as in presentation. Laid-in is the bookplate of Herchel V. Jones, the publisher of the Minnepolis Journal and a noted book collector. A copy of the Graphic magazine is included which also has color work by Rackham, Hassall and Brock.