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Green Fairy Book by  Andrew; edited by Brian Alderson Lang - Hardcover - 1978 - from The Bookworm and Biblio.co.uk

Green Fairy Book

by Lang, Andrew; edited by Brian Alderson

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London / New York: Kestrel Books / Viking Press, 1978. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: green boards; a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is price clipped (a shallow trim that removed a nearly half-inch wide strip along the top of the front flap). Color dust jacket art and many interior black and white illustrations by Antony Maitland. 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 408 pages. Appendices, notes. Green endpapers.

The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many.First published in 1892, The Green Fairy Bookis the 3rd volume in this series.




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