The Green Fairy Book
Author: Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
xiv+866+[2 ad] pages with engraved frontispiece, 12 full page plates, vignette engraved illustrations in the text throughout. Small octavo (7 1/4f" x 5") bound in original publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial decoration to front board and lower spine and gilt end pages. Illustrator Henry J. Ford. First edition, first impression of the third installment in the Fairy Book series.
The third installment of Andrew Lang's widely read classics, The Green Fairy Book has been admired time and time again, enchanting readers with its carefully crafted prose and eclectic assortment of fairy tales. Originally published in 1892, this collection of celebrated tales has stood the test of time. Some of the famous stories included are:
•The Three Little Pigs
•The Three Bears
•The Blue Bird
•The Magic Swan
•The Enchanted Ring
•The Twelve Huntsmen
•And many more!
This beautiful edition comes complete with the original illustrations by Golden Age Illustrator Henry J. Ford, and is the perfect gift to pass on these timeless classics to the next generation of readers and dreamers.
Condition: New black coated end papers, light rubbing to ends, some intermittent soiling else very good to fine.