1926 Rare First Edition - OLD FRIENDS AMONG THE FAIRIES by Andrew Lang. Illustrated.
Author: Andrew Lang. (Henry Justice Ford, G.P. Jacomb Hood and Lancelot Speed, illustrators).
Title: OLD FRIENDS AMONG THE FAIRIES. Puss in Boots and Other Stories chosen from the Fairy Books of Andrew Lang.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher : London: Longmans, Green, and Co, Ltd.,1926. First edition.
Size : 9 " X 7 ".
Pages : x-242 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) in a good and scarce dust jacket (small tears and chips - as shown) under a protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, school prize bookplate on the first endpaper - as shown, name of a previous owner on the second blank - as shown).
Illustrated: Beautifully and profusely illustrated by G.P. Jacomb Hood and Lancelot Speed. Complete with the 4 beautiful full-page color plates.
The book: Attractive and very nice First edition of OLD FRIENDS AMONG THE FAIRIES. Puss in Boots and Other Stories (Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Grettel, etc.) chosen from the Fairy Books of Andrew Lang. Scarce with the original dûst jacket!
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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