1896 First Edition Book - The Animal Story Book by Andrew Lang Illustrated by H. J. FORD.
Author: Andrew Lang (editor). (Henry Justice Ford, illustrator).
Title: The Animal Story Book.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: New York, London and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896. First Edition.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: xiv-400 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine original full cloth gilt decorated binding (hinges fine, overall slightly 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, gift note of a previous 1896 owner on the second blank - as shown).
Illustrated: Beautifully and profusely illustrated by Henry Justice Ford.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 400)
The book: Attractive first edition of Animal Story Book edited by Andrew Lang - A collection of true and fictional tales from various sources about wild, domestic, and mythical animals in a wonderful original binding!
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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