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24 Andrew Lang First Editions Finely Bound  

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Set of twenty-four first editions by Andrew Lang, including all of his Fairy Books

Lang, Andrew


Longmans, Green, and Co.



24 volumes. (Small 8vo) 17.5x12 cm (7x4¾"), full green polished calf, boards bordered in gilt, spines gilt, red morocco labels, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth bound in at the rear of each volume. First Editions.

Beautifully bound by Bayntun, the Fairy Books uniformly stamped on the spines, the others with spine decorations appropriate for their contents. The whole set occupying nearly three feet of shelf very handsomely.


  1. The Blue Fairy Book. (1889).
  2. The Red Fairy Book. (1890).
  3. The Blue Poetry Book. (1891).
  4. The Green Fairy Book. (1892).
  5. The True Story Book. (1893).
  6. The Yellow Fairy Book. (1894).
  7. The Red True Story Book. (1895).
  8. The Animal Story Book. (1896).
  9. The Pink Fairy Book. (1897).
  10. The Arabian Nights. (1898).
  11. The Red Book of Animal Stories. (1899).
  12. The Grey Fairy Book. (1900).
  13. The Violet Fairy Book. (1901).
  14. The Book of Romance. (1902).
  15. The Crimson Fairy Book. (1903).
  16. The Brown Fairy Book. (1904).
  17. The Red Romance Book. (1906).
  18. The Orange Fairy Book. (1906).
  19. The Olive Fairy Book. (1907).
  20. The Book of Princes and Princesses. (1908).
  21. The Red Book of Heroes. (1909).
  22. The Lilac Fairy Book. (1910).
  23. The All Sorts of Stories Book. (1911).
  24. The Book of Saints and Heroes. (1912).

Lot Amendments

Spines sunned, a few spine ends lightly worn, a bit rubbed, one cover neatly detached; very good.

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