The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Publication: 1906 Longman Green & Co
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 eight full color plates and 25 black and white illustrations throughout the text by Ford, G. P. Jacomb.
Condition: Publishers decorated purple colored boards, spine with significant fading, lean to spine, inscription on flyleaf, the binding is splitting between page 182-183 , overall in Good condition