Title: The Orange Fairy Book, 1922
Author: Andrew Lang; Leonora Blanche Lang
Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, and Co.
Condition: Very Good
An early 20th century edition of Andrew Lang’s Fairy Book. This work contains over 30 fairy tales, including examples such as The Magic Mirror, The Clever Cat, The Magic Book, 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, 17 full-page plates, and 33 in text illustrations. The volume is present in its original orange decorative cloth, with a stamped image of fairies to the front cover and gilt to the spine.
One decorative cloth volume in octavo, XIII+358 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minimal rubbing and light staining to the binding. There is pencil doodling to the rear endpapers. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout. The binding is slightly cocked.