Rainbow Fairy Book


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Author: Andrew Lang

Illustrator: Michael Hague


LANG, Andrew. The Rainbow Fairy Book. Selected and Illustrated by Michael Hague. NY: Books of Wonder/William Morrow [1993]. 8vo, 288pp. Navy quarter-cloth stamped in gold with blue boards. Gray endpapers; 23 full-color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the artist, Michael Hague, with a very detailed full-page drawing of a dragon reading a book.

First Hague-illustrated edition with the best drawing done by Hague we’ve ever seen him create in one of his books. Michael Hague selected and brilliantly captures a collection of 31 stories from Lang’s beloved series of fairy tale books in stunning watercolors and pencil drawings. From Hans Christian Andersen’s literary tales to the traditional stories preserved by Perrault and the Brothers Grimm to the timeless folktales of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Native America, this collection ranges from the very well-known to the more obscure.