LANG, Andrew (author).  Charles van SANDWYK (illustrator). The Blue Fairy Book.
LANG, Andrew (author).  Charles van SANDWYK (illustrator). The Blue Fairy Book.

LANG, Andrew (author). Charles van SANDWYK (illustrator). The Blue Fairy Book.

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LANG, Andrew (author). Charles van SANDWYK (illustrator). The Blue Fairy Book. [London]; The Folio Society, 2003.

Thick royal 8vo., publisher's pictorial blue buckram elaborately and decoratively blocked in colours and gilt to spine and upper board after a design by the artist, top edges stained blue, endpapers pictorially gilt, preserved in original slipcase; pp. xvii + [iii] + 371 + [i]; with pictorial title, frontispiece and coloured plates throughout together with full-page plates in line and other decorations, illustrations and vignettes; a very nearly fine, and uninscribed, copy with only small dint to fore-edge of contents leaf.
First edition illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk. A classic collection of fairy tales drawn together from a range of sources and oral tradition by Andrew Lang and his wife Leonora in latter half of the nineteenth century. First published by Longmans in 1889 and illustrated by H.J. Ford and G.P. Jacomb Hood.

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