The Red Book of Heroes

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Author: Andrew Lang

Illustrator: Arthur Wallis Mills

LANG, Andrew. The Red Book of Heroes. By Mrs. Lang. Edited by Andrew Lang. With 8 Coloured Plates and Numerous Illustrations by A[rthur] Wallis Mills. London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1909. 12mo, xvi 368pp. Red cloth pictorially stamped in gilt; a.e.g. 8 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Binding a bit rubbed, spine slightly cocked and lightly sunned, else an internally clean, bright copy.

First edition. A collection of 12 tales featuring hero stories from various time periods. Highlighting the honor and courage of such luminaries as Florence Nightingale, John Howard the philanthropist, Hannibal, The Marquis of Montrose and Father Gamien, and wonderfully highlighted by Arthur Wallis Mills’ striking b&w illustrations and stunning color plates.