1903 Rare First Edition - The CRIMSON FAIRY BOOK by Andrew Lang Illustrated by H. J. FORD.
Author: Andrew Lang. (Henry Justice Ford, illustrator).
Title: The Crimson Fairy Book.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903. First Edition.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xi-371 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half crimson morocco leather binding (Hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - mainly on the title page - as shown)
Illustrated: Complete with the eight colored plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Henry Justice Ford.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 500)
The book: Exquisite first edition of the Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang in a very nice crimson morocco binding!
The Crimson Fairy Book contains a fascinating collection of tales from many countries: Hungary, Russia, Romania, Finland, Iceland, Japan, and Sicily are only some of them. Filled with imagination, excitement, and adventure, these tales will delight children with their illogical yet strangely reasonable events and will offer parents a pleasant change from the well-worn favorites. One story — "The Cottager and His Cat" — tells of how cats were introduced into Iceland; another Japanese tale — "The Crab and the Monkey" — tells how a crab gets the best of a roguish monkey; and a remarkable tale — "Little Wildrose" — from Rumania tells how a beautiful child was reared in an eagle's nest.
All in all, the collection contains 36 stories, all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous.
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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