1892: Longmans, Green & Co,
Fifth edition. Publisher's blue boards with gilt decoration to front board & spine. All edges gilt. A fine copy with clean & fresh boards. No marks to boards & very bright gilt indeed. Internally there is an attractively written name & date (1892) to half title. Occasional usual foxing to leaves. All edges very bright gilt. A truly outstanding copy and a wonderful alternative to the first edition which has exactly the same boards but a fraction of the £5000 price tag for a fine copy.
The first of Andrew Lang's coloured fairy books.