8vo (5" x 7 ”). pp. 390 + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue dated August 1889. Second edition. THE FIRST TITLE IN LANG'S COLOUR FAIRY BOOK SERIES.

Unsigned binding design likely by Henry Justice Ford in gold on smooth royal blue cloth. Spine with titles and a vignette of Jack and the three headed giant; black eps., a.e.g. Includes frontis., 7 full page b/w illustrations as well as over 100 textual vignettes, headpieces and tail pieces.

The Blue Fairy Book (1889) contains thirty-seven tales, among them almost all of the classic fairy stories -- including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Snow-White.

The present second edition of Lang's popular fairy stories was released soon after the first in 1889, and is as exceptionally scarce as the first edition.

A very good copy with slight rubbing to the gilt and the extremities; light scattered foxing to the prelims; wear and three small closed tears to the fore-edge margin of the frontis. leaf. Exceptionally scarce either in the first or second edition.


Author Name: [FORD, HENRY JUSTICE (binding design, endpapers and illustrations)]; LANG, ANDREW; EVERARD, H.S.C.; LANG, LEONORA BLANCHE

Categories: Literature & Classics, Children's Book, Publisher's Bindings, 19th C. English, Illustrated, JUVENILE FICTION - ILLUSTRATED,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, & Co.: 1889

Binding: cloth

Book Condition: very good

Seller ID: 2739

Keywords: colour fairy book series publisher's cloth publisher's binding children fairy tales henry justice ford