By Andrew Lang
London   Longmans, Green, and Co
7.5" by 5" [7], viii, [1], x, [1], xii-xiii, [2], 2-350pp
A complete edition of Andrew Lang's popular 'Brown Fairy Book', illustrated lavishly throughout with colour and monochrome plates.
By Andrew Lang

1914 The Brown Fairy Book

London   Longmans, Green, and Co
7.5" by 5" [7], viii, [1], x, [1], xii-xiii, [2], 2-350pp
A complete edition of Andrew Lang's popular 'Brown Fairy Book', illustrated lavishly throughout with colour and monochrome plates.
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Description

Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, a vignette title page, seven colour plates, twenty-two monochrome plates, and twenty in-text engravings.

Collated, complete.

The ninth book in Andrew Lang's popular 'Fairy Book's series, first published in 1904.

The brown volume contains stories from the American Indians, Australian Bushmen, Africian Kaffirs, and from Persia, Brazil, India, and Lapland.

Containing 'What the Rose did to the Cypress', 'How Geirald the Coward was Punished', 'Habogi', 'The Mermaid and the Boy', 'The Elf Maiden', 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, a noted English illustrator who is best known for his beautiful illustrations for Lang's works.

A new impression of this work.

Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Juot Novello'.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. A small amount of bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Some minor marks to the boards, a little heavier to the front board. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Small closed tear to the tail of the contents page, not affecting text.

Near Fine

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