Lang, Andrew - Fairy Books, with an ALS from the author
[Idem] The Blue Fairy Book, 1889. First edition, with an ALS from Laing to Thomas Hutchison laid-in, commenting, "This book is only meant for children...", 8 full-page illustrations, 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated August 1889; Lang, Andrew The Red Fairy Book, 1890. First edition; [Idem] The Green Fairy Book, 1892. First edition, slight rubbing to upper cover; [Idem] The Yellow Fairy Book, 1894. First edition, with upper cover of franked envelope in Lang's hand to frontispiece verso; [Idem] The Pink Fairy Book, 1897. First edition; [Idem] The Grey Fairy Book, 1900. First edition; [Idem] The Violet Fairy Book, 1901. First edition; [Idem] The Crimson Fairy Book, 1903. First edition; [Idem] The Brown Fairy Book, 1904. First edition; [AND] another copy; all London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 8vo in original cloth, many with the bookplate of Thomas Hutchison, booksellers' catalogue entries, notes on Lang and other small items of ephemera laid-down to endpapers and initial leaves, some with Hutchison's writing and catalogue numbers to endpapers; [Idem] The True Story Book. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893. 8vo, original cloth (11)
Estimate £ 800-1,200

Sold for £4,000 (buyer's premium included)