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The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang - Hardcover - New impression - 1906 - from E C Books and

The Grey Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

Condition: Good/No Jacket

London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co, 1906 A good to very good first reprint (this book was first published in 1900) with gilt decoration to the front board and spine and with gilt edges to pages. With numerous black and white illustrations by H J Ford. The binding is in good condition being sound and tight with reasonably bright gilt illustration to the front board and the spine. There is a light cloth ripple to the top of both boards and the spine, and very light browning to the spine and the board edges. The spine is slightly cocked and with very slight pulling. The back board has a small mark close to the bottom and the bottom corners are slightly bumped. The original black endpapers are present. Contents with tissue-guarded frontispiece and title page. Preliminaries and end leaves have light toning but contents are very clean and in overall very good condition. There is a small repaired upper margin tear on p209 and the odd light spot or mark. Corner tips have been turned over in a couple of places at some time.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032362
  • Title: The Grey Fairy Book
  • Author: Andrew Lang
  • Illustrator:H J Ford
  • Format/binding:Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: New impression
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co
  • Place: London, New York and Bombay
  • Date published: 1906
  • Keywords: andrew lang; fairy books; h j ford; grey fairy
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrated; Children's;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

Book summary

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 1900, The Grey Fairy Bookis the 6th volume in this series.


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