THE PINK FAIRY BOOK - Lang, H.J. Ford Illustrations - New Impression, 1934
Title:THE PINK FAIRY BOOK
Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.
City: London Year: 1934 (New Impression) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 360 Illustrated: Yes; by H.J. Ford
Book Details + Condition: Scarce New Impression from 1934 of Andrew Lang's THE PINK FAIRY BOOK. Includes the very rare dust jacket. Publisher's pink cloth, image stamped in blind to upper cover, gilt lettering and image to spine. "With numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford." Book is in very good condition, with bright boards and slight shelfwear. Slight fading/sunning to spine and board edges. Interior is clean and free of markings. A few pages have very small chips to the bottom right corner, which doesn't affect the text or images in the least. Slight lean to book. The rare dust jacket is in very good condition, with some chipping to the edges. For The Pink Fairy Book, Lang drew upon a range of
cultures and traditions, bringing together 41 stories from Japan, Scandinavia,
Africa, Sicily and Catalonia, as well as enduring favorites, including "The
Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen and "The House in the Wood" by the
Brothers Grimm. Here, gruesome stories (a
princess possessed by a demon devours her guards) have their place alongside
unashamedly comic ones (three merry wives play tricks on their husbands to
determine which is the most stupid) and an occasional tragic tale (the little,
much-loved snow child melts away in the fire’s heat). A beautiful and scarce find by Lang. We are in the process of listing dozens of scarce editions of Andrew Lang's works, so please check out our store for more books!