* Rare * Andrew Lang The Blue Fairy Book 5th Edition 1892


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Author : Andrew Lang (illustrated By Henry J. Ford and Jacomb Hood)Title:  The Blue Fairy Book           Publication:  Fifth Edition Published By Longmans,Green and Co London and New York 1892………………………… (See Pictures) Condition Of Book: This is a Very Good + Copy of this book in Publisher’s original elaborately decorated and gilt embossed blue hardcover cloth boards with gilt title lettering to spine and with gilt decoration of a wizard to the front cover.The book has maintained it’s original black endpapers and this copy has one tiny bookseller’s ticket to the bottom edge of the front pastedown.There is one previous owner’s name to the head of the title page and one doting inscription to a daughter at the head of the contents page in ink and dated Xmas 1893.All the page edges of the book are in gilt (AEG) The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness,no loose leaves and there is no spine leaning with all page gatherings remaining tight.Slight wear to spine tips and to the corners of the book.Profusely illustrated in black and white by Henry Ford and Jacomb Hood with 7 full page plates and with over 35 more illustrations set within or wrapped around the text.There is just a few occasional foxing spots but nothing untoward and they do not detract from what is a very nice copy of the First Fairy book in the series.This is the Fifth Edition Published 3 years after the First Issue of 1889.A great copy for the collector,8vo 390pp Fifth Edition [1892] ** Andrew Lang was born on 31st March 1844. He was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic and major contributor to the field of anthropology. Lang is best known however, as a collector of folk and historical fairy tales.Born in Selkirk, a town in the south-east of the Scottish Borders. He was the eldest of the eight children born to John Lang, the town clerk of Selkirk, and his wife Jane Plenderleath Sellar, who was the daughter of Patrick Sellar, estate-manager to the first duke of Sutherland **Postage: (Free Insurance Is Included)UK Postage: £4.50 Sent Royal Mail 24  Tracked and Signed 1-2 Working Days Air-Mail Tracked and Signed     £12.95 (Europe) 7-15 working days  Air-Mail Tracked and Signed   £16.95. (Rest of the World) 7 – 21 working days  Air-Mail Tracked and Signed Zone 3 USA £19.95  7-21 working days Payments:Paypal We are happy to send you a paypal invoice on completion of the saleNB: All Parcels sent Overseas come with full Private Insurance.We can provide tracking for parcels going overseas but there is an added cost for this   

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