The Yellow Fairy Book
The Yellow Fairy Book

LANG, Andrew (author). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Yellow Fairy Book.

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LANG, Andrew (author). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Yellow Fairy Book. London, Longmans, Green And Co. 1903.

8vo. Original yellow cloth elaborately and pictorially gilt to upper cover, lettered gilt to spine, all edges gilt; pp. [ix], x-xvi + 321 + [ii]; profusely and lavishly illustrated throughout after engravings by H.J. Ford including a large number of beautiful full-page plates alongside a host of striking text illustrations and smaller engraved images; a good copy of a scarce title with external soiling and rubbing, particularly to spine, some bruising to head and heel, and a short split to upper joint at head of spine (13mm) with dusting, and small brown marking, to lower cover, internally generally very clean, bar a small (5mm) dark spot to fore-edge margin of two adjacent leaves and a neat contemporary ownership inscription, dated 1905, to front blank.
New impression, presented in the first format binding; originally published in 1894. The Yellow Fairy Book is the fourth of twelve coloured fairy books by Lang, following the Blue, the Red, and the Green. This title collects fairy stories from around the world and includes many tales by the Danish folklorist Hans Christian Andersen.