THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOK


8vo (5" x 7 ”). pp. 336. Signed binding design by Henry Justice Ford in gold on smooth olive cloth of a fairy in a tree motioning to a fairy riding a bat. Spine with titles and a vignette of fairies against the moon; pale blue illustrated eps., a.e.g. Includes 8 full-page color plates., 20 full page b/w illustrations as well as 22 textual vignettes.

The 19th book in a 25 book series of anthologies compiled for children by Andrew Lang between 1889 and 1910, which put both well known and obscure tales (some of them recently collected and never before printed) into a form that was accessible and attractive.

A very good copy with slight dulling to the gilt on the spine, bubbling to the cloth on the rear board, a juvenile penciled ownership on the ffep, and a tipped in Christmas gift note from 1916.

Title: THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOK

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

Categories: Illustrated, JUVENILE FICTION - ILLUSTRATED, Publisher's Bindings, 20th C. English,

Edition: First

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, & Co.: 1907

Binding: cloth

Book Condition: very good

Seller ID: 2772

Keywords: fairy tales publishers cloth decorated cloth andrew lang Langs' Fairy Books