The Yellow Fairy Book Andrew Lang


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Longmans, Green and Co, 1st Edition, 1894. Faded spine, some stains, marks, and foxing present. Slight lean, fraying to edges and corners of cover. Binding has weakened over time, leaving some damage,  a small number of pages slightly disconnected, however still attached. Discolouration and marks to cover. Yellow cloth with spectacular gilt illustration of an angel rising up to the sun through the clouds.

Classic Fairy Tales including: The Dragon of the North; The Snow-Daughter and the Fire-Son; The Blue Mountains; The Witch in the Stone Boat; The Magic Ring; Alphege or the Green Monkey, and many more. Well illustrated with many Full-Page and In-Text B&W illustrations. 

'Lang was a pioneer in his field as he used such a wide variety of sources. Many of these tales made their first appearance in the English language due to Lang's translation. Although Lang made most of the selections himself for the works, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and retelling of the stories.'