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The Book of Romance


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Author: Andrew Lang

Illustrator: H.J. Ford

LANG, Andrew. The Book of Romance. With Numerous Illustrations by H.J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1902. 8vo, xiv 384pp. Navy cloth pictorially stamped in gilt; a.e.g. Pictorial endpapers; 8 color plates and 35 full-page b&w illustrations. Spine ends lightly rubbed, corners less so, faint foxing on verso of frontispiece, else a clean, bright copy with gilt remarkably bright.

First edition. Best known for his wonderful collections of folklore and fairy tales, Andrew Lang compiled this collection of 19 tales, 14 of which relate to Arthurian legend. Also containing the story of Robin Hood, this turn-of-the-century collection is a true delight.