The Animal Story Book by Andrew Lang
Hardcover. Condition: Good+/Very Good. 1896. Longmans, Green, & Company. 1st Edition.
The Animal Story Book, part of Andrew Lang’s original Fairy Book series, has been admired time and time again, enchanting readers with its carefully crafted prose and eclectic assortment of tales, featuring animals from land, sea, and air, from the domesticated dog and parrot to the wild lion and dolphin. Originally published in 1896, this collection of celebrated tales has stood the test of time. Some of the famous stories included are:
- The Story of Androcles and the Lion
- The War Horse of Alexander
- The Adventures of Pyramus
- Two Highland Dogs
- The Ship of the Desert
- The Otter Who was Reared by a Cat
- Stories from Pliny
- And more!
With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. Original blue cloth boards with gold lettering to spine and gold design to spine and front. Damage along the very edge of the first end-page and shows some signs of separating from hinge- else no other flaws throughout. Clean interior free of foxing. Gilt page edges. Very light wear to spine along hinges and corners of board. Light wear to top and bottom of spine. On the whole in very good+ condition, well bound, with gorgeous illustrations in black and white and colour.