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. 1894.

8vo. Original yellow cloth, pictorialy blocked in gilt to spine and upper cover, all edges gilt, matt black endpapers; pp. [xvi] + 321 + [ii]; illustrated throughout after engravings by H.J. Ford; a very good sound copy with external dust-soiling and rubbing and light marking to lwoer cover; internally generally very good and clean with a somewhat heavy early inscription, dated 1894, in calligraphy, to half-title which has slightly bled through to verso advertisement leaf, and very occasional pale foxing, but unusually fresh.
First edition of the vulnerable fourth title in Lang's coloured fairy books by Lang.