THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK

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The Blue Fairy Book was the first volume in the series, and so it contains some of the best known tales, taken from a. It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, giants and dwarfs. The Blue Fairy Book was the first volume in the series and so it contains some of the best known tales, taken from a variety of sources: not only from Grimm, but.


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Free site book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. No cover available. one or more chapters are available in a spoken word format. OBS. link to audio files:bernasungueta.ml The Blue Fairy Book assembled a wide range of tales, with seven from the Brothers Grimm, five from Madame d'Aulnoy, three from the Arabian Nights, and four.

Lang repeatedly explained in the prefaces that the tales which he told were all old and not his, and that he found new fairy tales no match for them: But the three hundred and sixty-five authors who try to write new fairy tales are very tiresome. They always begin with a little boy or girl who goes out and meets the fairies of polyanthuses and gardenias and apple blossoms: "Flowers and fruits, and other winged things". These fairies try to be funny, and fail; or they try to preach, and succeed.

Real fairies never preach or talk slang.

Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, First Edition

At the end, the little boy or girl wakes up and finds that he has been dreaming. Such are the new fairy stories. May we be preserved from all the sort of them! The collections were specifically intended for children and were bowdlerised , as Lang explained in his prefaces. First printing thus. Black cloth with illustrated cover label.

Fine and bright in fine dust jacket with minor wear to upper spine. A very handsome copy with torn original tissue outer jacket laid in on the verso of the jacket in mylar cover.

Seller Inventory Embry Jacom Hood. Librairie Victor Sevilla Paris, France. London, Longmans, Green, and Co Format 13,5 x 18,5 cm.

Coins et haut et bas du dos avec tout petits tassements et infimes frottis. Frontispice et magnifiques illustrations par Henry Justice Ford et G.

Etat superbe. Lang, Andrew ed. Jacomb Hood illus. Published by London: Jennings Xmas to verso of fr.

Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, First Edition

Binding Very Good extremities sl. Green passim, Osborne Peter Harrington. Original white quarter cloth, grey paper to boards, titles to spine in blue, raised bands to spine, edges untrimmed. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine cleaned and a little sunned and soiled, joints with superficial splits, minor wear around extremities, endpapers toned. A good copy. With numerous illustrations by H. First edition, first impression, number 13 of large paper copies. A rare form of the first book in Lang's Fairy Book series.

Longmans, Green and Co and New York: Number 24 of Large Paper Copies. Illustrated by H. The large paper issues of this series each have a special introduction which is not in the trade issues and discusses origins of different fairy tales. Bound in original paper backed boards, paper label on spine, edges uncut. Front hinge just starting, spine slightly soiled. Very good Illustrated by H. Published by Longmans, Green and Co, London Longmans, Green and Co, London, First Edition, First Printing.

Cloth shows light edge wear. Spine dulled, with a 1. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down.

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Tissue guard present, though with several tears. Several hinges in text block lightly exposed. Foxing throughout.

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First edition of the first title in Andrew Lang's fairy book series. This is the rare Large Paper edition, limited to copies. Illustrated with 8 full-page and numerous vignette line drawings by H. This copy sumptuously bound for E. Joseph in full navy crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Spine lettered in gilt and with a gilt vignette of a man and a giant. Front board with an elaborate gilt image of a witch flying on her broomstick beneath a full moon. Elaborately gilt turn-ins and watered silk endpapers.

Top edges gilt; others untrimmed. The E. Joseph Company owned the original block for the image that appears on the front cover, and the proprietor of E. Joseph had Zaehnsdorf create this binding using that block.

No other binding was done in this manner, and this remains the only copy thus bound. A very fine copy of a rare and desirable edition. Pictures available on request. Instant gratification for any serious collector of these highly sought-after children's books. First editions of each volume in Andrew Lang's Fairy Books: Blue ; Red ; Green ; Yellow ; Pink; ; Grey ; Violet ; Crimson ; Brown ; Orange ; Olive ; Lilac 12 volumes , along with eight of his other works: Bound in full leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, each volume with a different motif to the front and rear panel, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, book marks.

Each volume bound with the original cloth spine and front panel.

In near fine condition with a few volumes with some light cracking at the hinges. An exceptional set bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Andrew Lang's Fairy Books are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between and Each volume is distinguished by its own color. In all, tales from a range of cultures and countries are presented. Lang's urge to gather and publish fairy tales was rooted in his own experience with the folk and fairy tales of his home territory along the English-Scottish border.

At the time he worked, English fairy-tale collections were rare: When Lang began his efforts, he "was fighting against the critics and educationists of the day", who judged the traditional tales' "unreality, brutality, and escapism to be harmful for young readers, while holding that such stories were beneath the serious consideration of those of mature age" Roger Lancelyn Green.

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The Snake Prince and Other Stories: The Blue Fairy Book: The Blue Fairy Book. Blue Fairy Book. LANG, Andrew editor.

Longmans, Green, and Co: LANG, Andrew. The sources can be tracked down when given as " Grimm " or " Madame d'Aulnoy " or attributed to a specific collection, but other notes are less helpful. Lang repeatedly explained in the prefaces that the tales which he told were all old and not his, and that he found new fairy tales no match for them:. But the three hundred and sixty-five authors who try to write new fairy tales are very tiresome. They always begin with a little boy or girl who goes out and meets the fairies of polyanthuses and gardenias and apple blossoms: These fairies try to be funny, and fail; or they try to preach, and succeed.

Real fairies never preach or talk slang. At the end, the little boy or girl wakes up and finds that he has been dreaming. Such are the new fairy stories. May we be preserved from all the sort of them!

The collections were specifically intended for children and were bowdlerised , as Lang explained in his prefaces. Tolkien stated in his essay " On Fairy-Stories " that he appreciated the collections but objected to his editing the stories for children. He also criticized Lang for including stories without magical elements in them, with " The Heart of a Monkey " given as an example, where the monkey claims that his heart is outside his body, unlike " The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body " or other similar stories.

However, many fairy tale collectors include tales with no strictly marvelous elements. The first edition consisted of 5, copies, which sold for 6 shillings each. The book assembled a wide range of tales, with seven from the Brothers Grimm, five from Madame d'Aulnoy, three from the Arabian Nights , and four Norwegian fairytales , among other sources.

The Red Fairy Book appeared at Christmas in a first printing of 10, copies. In his Preface to this volume, Lang expressed the view that it would be "probably the last" of the collection.

Their continuing popularity, however, demanded subsequent collections. Media related to The true story book at Wikimedia Commons. Its initial printing was 15, copies. The Yellow Fairy Book is a collection of tales from all over the world. It features many tales from Hans Christian Andersen. Media related to The yellow fairy book at Wikimedia Commons.

Contains 30 true stories, mainly drawn from European history.

Includes the life of Joan of Arc and the Jacobite uprising of Contains 65 stories about animals. Some of them are simple accounts of how animals live in the wild.

Others are stories about pets, or remarkable wild animals, or about hunting expeditions. Many are taken from Alexandre Dumas. Forty-one Japanese , Scandinavian , and Sicilian tales.

Media related to The pink fairy book at Wikimedia Commons.Published by Kessenger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana Published by Longmans, Green, and Co. Tolkien stated in his essay " On Fairy-Stories " that he appreciated the collections but objected to his editing the stories for children. These ARE your grandmother's fairytales!

So much darkness! The Red Fairy Book. Maisonneuve,