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The Rainbow Fairy Book

Andrew Lang

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ISBN 10: 0688108784 / ISBN 13: 9780688108786
Published by William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful copy in d/j with wondeful Nichael hague illustrations. Elaborately signed by Hague on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 004328

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Title: The Rainbow Fairy Book

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Michael Hague

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Signed: Signed by Illustrator

Edition: First Edition

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Thirty-one multicultural, traditional tales edited by Andrew Lang are brought together and highlighted with seventy pictures by the illustrator of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

About the Author:

Lang was born in Selkirk. He was the eldest of the eight children born to John Lang, the town clerk of Selkirk, and his wife Jane Plenderleath Sellar, who was the daughter of Patrick Sellar, factor to the first duke of Sutherland. On 17 April 1875, he married Leonora Blanche Alleyne, youngest daughter of C. T. Alleyne of Clifton and Barbados. She was (or should have been) variously credited as author, collaborator, or translator of Lang's Color/Rainbow Fairy Books which he edited.
He was educated at Selkirk Grammar School, Loretto, and at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took a first class in the final classical schools in 1868, becoming a fellow and subsequently honorary fellow of Merton College. He soon made a reputation as one of the most able and versatile writers of the day as a journalist, poet, critic, and historian. In 1906, he was elected FBA.
He died of angina pectoris at the Tor-na-Coille Hotel in Banchory, Banchory, survived by his wife. He was buried in the cathedral precincts at St Andrews.

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