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Written by Andrew Lang. Illustrated by Richard Doyle; Edmund Evans.
Stock no. 2123409
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. Good condition.

A Tale of Fairy Land. Superb colour illustrations of fairies by Richard Doyle as well as sepia drawings. These pictures were originally published in 1869 and Lang admired them so much that he wrote this story to fit around the illustrations. Burgundy cloth spine, brown pictorial boards. B/w illustrated endpapers. Printed in colour by Edmund Evans. 56 pages. Binding is weak, hinges are cracked; front hinge is partially broken. Scuffing and other marks to covers; some chipping and loss at edges of covers. Staples rusted. front endpaper is partially stuck next to spine to front pastedown. Some foxing and page markings. Illustrations are still lovely and bright.

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