LANG, Andrew (author). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Red Book of Animal Stories. London; Longmans, Green And Co. 1899.
8vo. Original red cloth elaborately and pictorially gilt, all edges gilt, matt black endpapers; pp. [ix]-xxvii + 379; profusely illustrated throughout after engravings by H.J. Ford, complete with frontispiece tissue-guard; generally a nice bright copy with fading to spine, weakening to spine ends with one minute nick to head, and tiny turns to forecorner tips; internally crisp with neat inner hinges and some occasional light foxing and a very little marginal marking.
First edition. A collection of inspiring tales of animal bravery and heroism featuring creatures from mythology, fantasy and life.