1937 The Red Fairy Book
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Illustrated with a frontispiece,four plates, and in-text engravings.
Collated, all plates are present. Lacking the rear endpaper.
This red volume in Andrew Lang's popular fairy series was the second to be published, being published in Christmas of 1890.
In this volume Lang compiled stories from French, Russian, Danish, Romanian, and Norse mythology.
Including tales such as 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses', 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Rapunzel', 'Snowdrop', 'The Golden Goose', and more.
Andrew Lang is best known for these collections of fairy tales, and was an avid collector of folk and fairy tales. He was a Scottish poet, novelist, and literary critic.
Illustrated by Henry Justice Ford and Lancelot Speed.
The twenty-first impression, published in April 1937.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, cloth is a little discoloured with some marks. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Spine is faded. Hinges are strained. Gift inscription to the recto of the front free endpaper. Lacking the rear endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with a couple of small handling marks, including to the title page. Small chip to the head of page 265/266.
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