1899 Rare First Edition - 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: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1899. First edition.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages : xvii-379 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, title label slightly faded and scuffed - as shown) under a protective mylar cover. All edges marbled.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some foxing and staining - as shown, gift note of a previous 1912 owner on the second blank).
Illustrated: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by Henry Justice Ford.
The book: Nice morocco leather binding for this 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 edited and selected by Andrew Lang.
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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