The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
The Violet Fairy Book, 1901

The Violet Fairy Book, 1901

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Title: The Violet Fairy Book, 1901
Author: Andrew Lang; Leonora Blanche Lang
Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, and Co.
Condition: Very Good

A first edition of Andrew Lang’s Fairy Book. This work contains over 30 fairy tales, including examples such as The Witch and the Prince, The Fairy of the Dawn, The Story of Halfman, and more.

While Andrew Lang did initially edit the series and write the prefaces, it was Lenora Lang and several other translators who managed a large portion of the translating and retelling of the stories, and it was Lenora who later managed editorial control in the 1890s onwards, with four of the volumes from 1908 to 1912 published solely under the name Mrs. Lang, rather than Andrew’s. Though their work is acknowledged in the prefaces, Lenora’s name is absent from the spine, and the main title page of many of these Fairy Books.

This work is illustrated throughout by H.J. Ford, with 8 full-page color plates, 25 full-page plates, and 33 in text illustrations. The volume is present in its original violet decorative cloth, with a gilt image of several fairies to the front cover and additional gilt to the spine.

One decorative cloth volume in octavo, XII+388 pages

On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and staining to the binding, and the rear hinge slightly split. The gutters between pages 192-193 are exposed. The color plate facing page 8 is detached. There is very minor staining throughout.