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Violet Fairy, Lang's Fairy Book Limited Edition, Journal with Gilt Accents, Lined, Paperblanks, 7in x 5in


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This captivating image comes from the first edition of Scottish poet and anthropologist Andrew Lang's The Violet Fairy Book. Compiled in 1901 by Lang, illustrated by Henry Justice Ford, and published under the editorial direction of Lang's wife, Leonora Alleyne, the book was one in a twelve-part series known as Lang's Fairy Books, with each book named for the color of its fairy.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist, though he is best remembered as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang was incredibly passionate about folklore, mythology, and religion and was especially fascinated by mystical tales from other cultures.

This passion led him to compile a collection of books known as Lang's Fairy Books, which featured illustrations by Henry Justice Ford (1860-1941). Ford, a prolific and successful English artist and illustrator, captured the imagination of children around the world through his collaborations with not only Lang but J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan), too.

Lang and Ford's Fairy Books became a sensation among British schoolchildren and were sold internationally. Lang selected and edited 25 collections, beginning with the Blue Fairy Book in 1889 and ending with The Strange Story Book in 1913. Of those 25 books, 12 became a special series known as Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colours, with each book named for the color of the featured fairy.

This Violet Fairy journal reproduces the front cover of Lang's Violet Fairy Book. Published in 1901, his Violet Fairy Book includes stories such as "The Story of the Wonderful Beggars," "The Lute Player," and "The Princess Who Was Hidden Underground." The stories were gathered from Romania, Japan, Lithuania, Portugal, and Russia. Here, Ford's Violet Fairy illustration has a classical and timeless quality, perfect for a book that continues to be loved by young and old alike.

May the Violet Fairy Book bring a hint of vintage whimsy to your writings.

The cover is exquisitely tactile.

Product Information:

SIZE: Width: 230mm (9"); Height: 180mm (7")
PAGE COUNT: 144 Pages
COLOR: Green
COVER: Hardcover

• 100% recycled binder boards
• Decorative printed cover paper
• FSC-certified text paper
• Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
• Acid-free sustainable forest paper
• Memento Pouch
• Ribbon Marker

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