The Blue Fairy Book

$950.00 inc GST

By Andrew LANG [Editor]

Scarce FIRST EDITION of the first “coloured” fairy book filled with classic tales

In stock


  • First Edition [Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1889]
  • This “blue” collection initiates the “coloured” collection of 12 fairy books
  • Contains many classic tales including: Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks, Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast, Hansel and Grettel, Blue Beard, and Cinderella
  • Numerous illustrations by HJ Ford and GP Jacomb Hood; 8 black and white plates present [one misbound; most lightly pencil-coloured] plus numerous illustrations throughout
  • Blue cloth cover with striking gillt illustration
  • Spine lightly sunned, corners/spine ends worn through, previous owner details, light foxing, tape repair to page 313; a good copy
  • A delightful piece of fairy tale history made all the more charming by evidence of love and use by previous owners