Longmans, Green and Co, 1926.
First edition, first printing. Large 8vo. Pea green boards with dark green titles & fairy & dragon illustrations by H. J. Ford. Original buff dustwrapper with polychrome illustrated panel laid on with Pre-Raphaelite lady and mounted gentleman in medieval folklore setting (frontispiece mirrors this panel). Illustrated endpapers of ogres, witches, giants & children. A very good+/near fine copy with clean and unmarked boards. Light wear only. Internally complete and clean. A hint of spotting to textblock edges. Prize bookplate to endpaper. Small neat ink name to front blank. The rare very good dustwrapper has protected the boards wonderfully and has some nicking & light chipping to extremities with several short associated closed tears. A few light marks with dusting & some toning to spine. Original price of 5/-net to front flap.
Extremely uncommon in dustwrapper. Stories chosen from the Fairy Tales of Andrew Lang's popular rainbow fairy books including Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Hansel and Grettel, Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Snow White and Rose Red, Prince Darling, The Three Dwarfs & Rumpelstiltzkin amongst others.