A Complete Collection of the 12 Fairy Books, as below:: Lang (Andrew, Editor.)

A Complete Collection of the 12 Fairy Books, as below:

Lang (Andrew, Editor.)

Published by Longmans Green - 1910, 1889
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i. The Blue Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1889, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 8 full-page) by H.J. Ford and G.P. Jacomb Hood, contemporary gift inscription on frontispiece recto, a little fine foxing to a couple of pages, pp. viii, 390, 16 [ads dated August 1889], crown 8vo, original blue cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, slight lean to spine and gentle rubbing to extremities, a.e.g. [with] ii. The Red Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1890, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 4 plates) by H.J. Ford and Lancelot Speed, contemporary gift inscription to half-title, pp. [i]367, 16 [ads], crown 8vo, original red cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, backstrip gently faded with slight lean to spine and a tocuh of wear at head, a.e.g. [and] iii. The Green Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1892, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 13 full-page) by H.J. Ford, contemporary ownership inscription in pencil to half-title, a few spots to prelims with the odd one further in, pp. xii, 366, 2 [ads], crown 8vo, original green cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, slight lean to spine a.e.g. [and] iv. The Yellow Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1894, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 22 plates) by H.J. Ford, tissue-guard present, a couple of handling marks to Contents page, pp. xvi, 321, [2, ads], crown 8vo, good in original yellow cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, a hint of light dustsoiling and very minor rubbing to extremities, a.e.g. [and] v. The Pink Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1897, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 33 full-page) by H.J. Ford, frontispiece tissue-guarded, the odd faint spot or handling mark, contemporary gift inscription to initial blank, pp. ix, 360, crown 8vo, original pink cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, the backstrip a little faded as usual with slight lean to spine, crease to bottom corner of flyleaf, a.e.g. [and] vi. The Grey Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1900, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 32 full-page) by H.J. Ford, frontispiece tissue-guarded, the odd faint spot, pp. xii, 387, crown 8vo, original grey cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, lean to spine, minor rubbing to extremities and a light knock at foot of lower board, a.e.g. . [and] vii. The Violet Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1901, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 8 colourplates and 25 full-page illustrations) by H.J. Ford, tissue-guard present, owner's name on half-title, pp. xii, 388, crown 8vo, original violet cloth,lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, foot of backstrip slightly pushed, a.e.g. [and] viii. The Crimson Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1903, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 35 full-page, and 8 colourplates) by H.J. Ford, tissue-guard present, pp. xi, 371, crown 8vo, original crimson cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, minor rubbing to extremities, rear hinge a little cracked with nick towards head of front hinge, small bookseller ticket at foot of front pastedown, a.e.g [and] ix. The Brown Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1904, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 30 plates, 8 in colour) by H.J.Ford, tissue-guard to frontispiece present, pp. xiii, 350, crown 8vo, original brown cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, a.e.g. [and] x. The Orange Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1906, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 8 colourplates and 17 full-page) by H.J.Ford, tissue-guard present, pp. xiii, 358, crown 8vo, original orange cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, a.e.g. [and] xi. The Olive Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1907, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 8 colourplates and 22 full-page) by H.J.Ford, tissue-guard present, near contemporary gift inscription to half-title, pp.xv+336, crown 8vo, original olive cloth, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, slight lean to spine, a.e.g. [and] xii. The Lilac Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green. 1910, FIRST EDITION, illustrations (including 6 colourplates and 20 full-page) by H.J.Ford, tissue-guard present, pp. xv+369, crown 8vo, original lilac cloth faded as usual but retaining some of its colour on the boards, lettering on backstrip and overall design to backstrip and upper board blocked in gilt, a.e.g., adhesive browning to endpapers with small tear to flyleaf carrying through to half-title An excellent set, with particularly good copies of the Blue, Violet, Crimson, and Brown - but the overall condition superior to what is commonly met with. 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Title: A Complete Collection of the 12 Fairy Books,...

Publisher: Longmans Green - 1910

Publication Date: 1889

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