The Blue Fairy Book

Andrew Lang
Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk
Introduced by Joan Aiken

A wonderful collection of fairy stories selected by Andrew Lang at the end of the 19th century and fully illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk for this Folio edition.

The Blue Fairy Book – so popular in its day that it went on to launch an entire series (the Rainbow Fairy Books) – has all the ingredients one would expect to find in a collection of fairy tales: the bewitched and the beautiful, the fearful and the brave. The good are as true-hearted as they are fair, and as heroic as they are handsome, but not everyone lives happily ever after, and even the prettiest of princesses cannot be happy if she forgets to keep her word.

Bound in blocked cloth

Set in Founder’s Caslon

400 pages

Frontispiece and 14 colour illustrations, two-colour decorative title page, 2  full-page black & white integrated illustrations and numerous black & white tail pieces

Printed endpapers

Coloured tops

Plain slipcase

10˝ x 7½˝

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