The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Publication: 1895 Longman & Co Fourth Edition
pp. 366 +advertisement leaf, with numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford
Andrew Lang was a Scottish poet, novelist and literary critic. He is best known for his publications on folklore, mythology, and religion. His collections of fairy tales were illustrated bypassed Henry Justice Ford and George Percy Jacomb-Hood. Ford was a noted English illustrator who is best known for his beautiful illustrations in the present editions. The longans & Co editions have become among the most collectable books on mythology.
Illustrated with many black illustrations throughout the text, including the title page and frontis. Illustrations provided by Ford, G. P. Jacomb-Hood and Lancelot Speed. Containing some of the best known tales from around the world.
Condition: Publishers decorated green cloth boards, slight bumping to corners, gilded edges, all pages clean, very slight lean to spine, a clean bright copy in Near Fine condition