1914 Rare Book - The BROWN FAIRY BOOK by Andrew Lang Illustrated by H. J. FORD.
Author: Andrew Lang. (Henry Justice Ford, illustrator).
Title: The Brown Fairy Book.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London, New York, Bombay and Calcutta, Longmans, Green and Co., 1914. New Impression (stated).
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: xiii-350 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good elaborately blind-stamped brown full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrated: Complete with the 30 beautiful full-page plates, 8 of which are in color plus illustrations in the text by Henry Justice Ford.
The book: Attractive edition of the Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. The Brown Fairy Book contains stories from the American Indians, Australian Bushmen, and African Kaffirs, and from Persia, Lapland, Brazil, and India.
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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