Strange Story Book


Author: Leonora Lang

Illustrator: H.J. Ford

LANG, Andrew. The Strange Story Book. By Mrs. Lang. Edited by Andrew Lang. With portrait of Andrew Lang and 12 coloured plates and numerous other illustrations by H.J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1913. 8vo, xvi 312pp. Red boards pictorially stamped in gilt: t.e.g. Photo portrait frontispiece, 12 color plates, and 18 full-page b&w illustrations. Corners and spine ends a bit rubbed, light soiling to covers, spine a tad sunned, else a clean, tight copy with gilt still bright.

First edition. A wonderful collection of stories selected, translated, and edited by Leonora Lang, Andrew’s wife, and edited by Andrew, the couple being most famous for The Colored Fairy Book series. From the story of Rip Van Winkle to The Seige of Rhodes, to The Princess of Babylon, these delightful tales are very much a continuation of the work the couple had done in their fairy tale collections. The 12 color plates and 18 full-page illustration by H.J. Ford magnificently capture these varied tales!