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LANG, Andrew (ed.)
The Yellow Fairy Book.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1894. Large octavo (252 x 168 mm). Contemporary yellow morocco by Riviere and Son for L. Samuel Montagu with their stamp dated 1895, spine lettered and blocked in gilt, gilt ruled panelling to covers, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Frontispiece with tissue guard, 21 illustrated plates, numerous illustrations in text, all by H. J. Ford. Faint offsetting to endpapers, light bleed-through from limitation number. A fine copy. First edition, large paper issue, number 113 of 140 copies, handsomely bound. Only the first four of the 12 Fairy books (Blue; Red; Green; and Yellow) were issued in large paper versions alongside the trade bindings of gilt cloth.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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