This is one of a series of 25 collections of true and fictional stories for children, originally published between 1889 and 1913 by Andrew Lang and his wife, Leonora Blanche Alleyne. The 12 collections of fairy tales are known as "Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books" or "Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colours".
Andrew Lang (1844–1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. He initially edited the series and wrote prefaces for its entire run, while his wife, the translator and author Leonora Blanche Alleyne (1851–1933) assumed editorial control of the series in the 1890s. She and other translators did most of the translation and retelling of the actual stories, as acknowledged in the prefaces - indeed, 4 volumes from 1908 to 1912 were published by "Mrs. Lang".
Julian de Narvaez is graphic artist from Bogotá, Colombia, South America, living and working in London.
Our copy is in its original plastic shrink wrap, with just one very small tear near the bottom of the back (see photo). Would make a handsome Christmas present!