1911 Rare First Edition - THE ALL SORTS OF STORIES BOOK by Mrs. Lang & Andrew Lang.
Author: Mrs. Lang. Edited by Andrew Lang. (Henry Justice Ford, illustrator).
Title: THE ALL SORTS OF STORIES BOOK. With 5 coloured plates and numerous other illustrations by H. J. Ford.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher : London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1911. First edition.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages : xvi-377 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good to very good original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing or staining mainly on the preliminary and last pages - as shown).
Illustrated: Beautifully and profusely illustrated by Henry Justice Ford. Complete with the 5 beautiful full-page color plates.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 300)
The book: Attractive and very good First edition of Mrs. Lang's ALL SORTS OF STORIES BOOK with 30 stories on a variety of subjects, including true stories, Greek myths, and stories from Alexandre Dumas, Walter Scott and Edgar Allan Poe.
"How a Boy became first a Lamb and then an Apple", "The Battle of the White Bull", "The Serpents' Gift", "Meleager the Hunter", "The Vanishing of Bathurst", "In the Shadow of the Guillotine", "The Flight of the King", "The Real Robinson Crusoe". etc.
The editor: 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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