Yellow Fairy Book - Andrew LangLondon, New York & Toronto: Longmans, Green & Co., 1956, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Matt paper dust wrapper has minor edgewear and a touch faded with slight fraying to the spine ends. Price clipped. Leans. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Includes: Black & white drawings; Colour drawings; Colour frontispiece; Title page vignette;
From the cover: “Andrew Lang thought that there certainly are fairies, but that they never do anyone harm. Whether it was his belief in fairies, his love of children or his delight in ‘collecting tales from the folklore of many countries that prompted him to bring out his fourth collection of tales, is immaterial, for the children were pleased with them and that is all that matters.
Now the Yellow Fairy Book, is available again and a new generation of children will have the opportunity to derive as much pleasure from them as their fathers and grandfathers did before them. Doubtless fathers and grandfathers will also return to the stories of The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Tinder Box, Thumbelina and many others with a new and perhaps a greater enthusiasm. In this new edition, which has been made more attractive ‘by a completely new format, there have been minor editorial changes and one or two of the original stories have been omitted.”