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Item Description: London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1889–1910, 1910. 12 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, coloured label (each colour reflecting the respective titles), decoration spines gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine set. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford, 6 latter volumes having additional colour plates. A complete set of First Editions. Lang, poet, scholar and journalist, devoted much of his life to the compilation of traditional Fairy stories from around the world from both the ancient and modern world. With the publication of the Blue Fairy Book in 1889 he commenced his famous series. In his "supervision" Lang always made his stories gentle and appeasing, removing the cruelty and so rendering them more suited to his young audience. Bookseller Inventory # 24145

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Lang, Andrew

Published by Longmans, Green and Co. (1889)

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From: Burnside Rare Books (Portland, OR, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green and Co., 1889. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1889-1910. The Fairy Books, complete in twelve volumes. All are First Editions and First Printings: Blue (1889), Red (1890), Green (1892), Yellow (1894), Pink (1897), Grey (1900), Violet (1901), Crimson (1903), Brown (1904), Orange (1906), Olive (1907), Lilac (1910). The volumes range in condition from Very Good to Fine. Light, typical signs of age are present. Some show foxing, light edge wear, soiling, or rubbing to gilt stamping. Spines are slightly faded on the Pink, Lilac, Red, Orange and Crimson books. Bookplate removed from the Blue and Lilac volumes, with a bit of corrective fluid over the scars. Previous owner inscription to Grey. Pink has one plate colored-in with pencil, marking to cover, and a glue repair to rear hinge; tissue guard chipped at corner. Crimson front hinge tender, with a few hinges lightly exposed, overall wear. Olive shows an area of slight discoloration to the bottom of the front board. Grey has a few tiny speckled dots to the front cover. Laid in is a card signed by Andrew Lang; the card has a tiny ding to its bottom edge. This set is quite a sight to behold in their original bindings, adorned with beautiful gilt decorations. Bookseller Inventory # 141126001

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LANG, Andrew (ed.)

Published by London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1889–1910 (1910)

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From: Peter Harrington. ABA member (London, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1889–1910, 1910. 12 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, twin coloured labels that reflect the title of the book, marbled endpapers, front cover bound in at back, gilt edges. Light foxing or marking to a few leaves of some volumes (mainly marginal). Very good. Illustrated throughout by H. J. Ford. All first editions. A complete set of the Andrew Lang Fairy Books. Lang, poet, scholar and journalist devoted most of his life to the compilation of traditional Fairy stories from around the world from both the ancient and modern world. With the publication of the Blue Fairy Book in 1889 he commenced his famous series. In his "supervision" Lang always made his stories gentle and appeasing removing the cruelty and so more suited to his young audience. Bookseller Inventory # 71700

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