1899 Rare 1stED - The RED BOOK of ANIMAL STORIES by Andrew Lang Illustrated by H.J. Ford.
Author: Andrew Lang. (Henry Justice Ford, illustrator).
Title: The Red Book of Animal Stories.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1899. First edition.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages : xvii-379 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full red cloth binding with gilt decorations (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, spine faded - as shown) under a protective mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing or staining - as shown, name of a previous 1900 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrated: Beautifully and profusely illustrated by Henry Justice Ford.
The book: Rare and nice First edition of the Red Book of Animal Stories - A collection of true and fictional tales from various sources about wild, domestic, and mythical animals.
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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