1892 Rare First Edition - The GREEN FAIRY BOOK by Andrew Lang Illustrated by H. J. FORD.
Author: Andrew Lang. (Henry Justice Ford, illustrator).
Title: The Green Fairy Book.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1892. First Edition.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: xi-366 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good gilt decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, old bookseller's stamp on blank at rear - as shown, names of two previous owners on second blank with the lower corner cut - as shown).
Illustrated: Complete with the numerous beautiful black and white illustrations by Henry Justice Ford.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 600)
The book: Attractive First edition of the Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. In his Preface to this volume, Lang expressed the view that it would be "probably the last" of the collection. Their continuing popularity, however, demanded subsequent collections. In The Green Fairy Book, the third in the series, Lang has assembled stories from Spanish and Chinese traditions.
The author: Andrew Lang FBA (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.
The illustrator: Henry Justice Ford (1860–1941) was a prolific and successful English artist and illustrator, active from 1886 through to the late 1920s. Sometimes known as H. J. Ford or Henry J. Ford, he came to public attention when he provided the numerous beautiful illustrations for Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, which captured the imagination of a generation of British children and were sold worldwide in the 1880s and 1890s.
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