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The Yellow Fairy Book.

by Lang, Andrew (editor)

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Folio Society. 2008. First edition thus.. Hardback.. Colour illustrations by Danuta Mayer. VG+ in VG slipcase.

Book summary

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 1894, The Yellow Fairy Bookis the 4th volume in this series.

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