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The Blue Fairy Book by  Andrew Lang - Hardcover - First Edition - 1889 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 150428010)

The Blue Fairy Book

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The Blue Fairy Book

by Lang, Andrew

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About This Item

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition, First Printing. Good. Cloth shows light edge wear. Spine dulled, with a 1.25 inch split in the cloth at the base, and light chipping at the head. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down. Tissue guard present, though with several tears. Several hinges in text block lightly exposed. Foxing throughout. First edition of the first title in Andrew Lang's fairy book series.

Synopsis

The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many.First published in 1889, The Blue Fairy Bookis the 1st volume in this series.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
150428010
Title
The Blue Fairy Book
Author
Lang, Andrew
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Longmans, Green and Co
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1889
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Cloth
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text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.... [More]
bookplate
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chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [More]
First Edition
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