By Andrew Lang
London   Longmans, Green, and Co
7.5" by 5" [9], x-xi, [4], 2-366pp
A lovely edition of Andrew Lang's green volume in his immensely popular 'Fairy Books' series, illustrated throughout by H. J. Ford.
By Andrew Lang

1917 The Green Fairy Book

London   Longmans, Green, and Co
7.5" by 5" [9], x-xi, [4], 2-366pp
A lovely edition of Andrew Lang's green volume in his immensely popular 'Fairy Books' series, illustrated throughout by H. J. Ford.
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Description

Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Illustrated with a frontispiece, vignette title page, twelve plates, and eighty-four in-text engravings.

'The Green Fairy Book' is the third book in Lang's series, originally he intended it to be the last book in the series before further expanding to twelve volumes.

This green volume contains stories from Spanish and Chinese traditions.

Containing 'The Enchanted Watch', 'The Three Little Pigs', 'The Golden Mermaid', 'The Story of the Three Bears', 'The Magic Swan', 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.

The twelfth impression of this work.

Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Juot Novello'.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. A small amount of bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A few minor marks to the boards and spine, with a heavier mark to the rear board. Hinges are starting a little but remain firm. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Small closed tear to the head of the front endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Pages 33-36 with a touch of discolouration to the tail.

Very Good

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