LANG, Andrew (author). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Green Fairy Book. London, Longmans, Green And Co. 1892.
8vo. Original dark green cloth elaborately and pictorially gilt to spine and upper cover, all edges gilt; pp. [xi] + [iii] + 366 + 2; copiously illustrated after engravings by Ford; a pleasing copy with some overall rubbing and dulling to gilt, an unobtrusive circular patch of fading (20mm) to gilt device on upper cover, small wear to bottom forecorner of upper cover slightly exposing board, a small knock to top forecorner of lower cover, and bruising to spine ends; internally very good and sound throughout, without inscription, and with only a few incidental marginal marks.
First edition of the scarce third title in Lang's fairy series, following the Blue and the Red, including stories from the Chinese and the Spanish traditions alongside nursery favourites such as 'The Story of the Three Bears' and 'The Three Little Pigs'.