The Seldom-Seen Complete Set of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books - Two Volumes with the Scarce Original Dust Jackets
[Andrew Lang, editor]. A Complete Set of Andrew Lang's Fairy
Books, including: The Blue Fairy Book.
[and:] The Red Fairy Book. [and:]
The Green Fairy Book. [and:] The Yellow
Fairy Book. [and:] The Pink Fairy
Book. [and:] The Grey Fairy Book.
[and:] The Violet Fairy Book. [and:]
The Crimson Fairy Book. [and:] The Brown
Fairy Book. [and:] The Orange Fairy
Book. [and:] The Olive Fairy Book.
[and:] The Lilac Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew
Lang. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889-1910. First editions.
Twelve small octavo volumes. With numerous illustrations by H. J.
Ford, J. P. Jacomb Hood, and Lancelot Speed, including color plates
in The Violet Fairy Book, The Crimson Fairy Book, The Brown
Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Olive Fairy Book, and
The Lilac Fairy Book. Publisher's full harlequin cloth,
gilt, decorative endleaves. The Violet Fairy Book and The
Pink Fairy Book with dust jacket. Jackets worn, soiled and
chipped, Pink Fairy jacket mounted onto paper. In general,
all bindings rubbed and moderately worn, some overopened in a few
places, several with previous owner's signatures or inkstamps. In
general, a very good set, seldom found complete.
Andrew Lang [1844-1912] was a Scottish scholar who carried on a tireless research in the field of folklore. "His 'coloured' fairy books have been popular with boys and girls since their first appearance." (Osborne Collection I, pp. 34-36, and II, p. 604). The San Clemente Collection.
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