The violet fairy book


The violet fairy book

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The violet fairy book / edited by Andrew Lang ; with numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford



The fairy book series
Thirty-five fairy tales from the folklore of Portugal, Rumania, Germany, Italy, Africa, Scandinavia, Russia, Serbia, and Japan. Bound in pictorial cloth binding signed H.J.F.
Part of the Lindsay Shaw Collection

Table Of Contents

A tale of the Tontlawald - The finest liar in the world - The story of three wonderful beggars - Schippeitaro - The three princes and their beasts - The goat's ears of the Emperor Trojan - The nine pea-hens and the golden apples - The lute player - The grateful prince - The child who came from an egg - Stan Bolovan - The two frogs - The story of a gazelle - How a fish swam in the air and a hare in the water - Two in a sack - The envious neighbour - The fairy of the dawn - The enchanted knife - Jesper who herded the hares - The underground workers - The history of dwarf long nose - The Nunda, eater of people - The story of Hassebu - The maiden with the wooden helmet - The monkey and the jelly-fish - The headless dwarfs - The young man who would have his eyes opened - The boys with the golden stars - The frog - The princess who was hidden underground - The girl who pretended to be a boy - The story of Halfman - The prince who wanted to see the world - Virgilius the sorcerer - Mogarzea and his son


Held by Monash University Library's Rare Books Collection. Find this item in the Library catalogue.




388 pages, 8 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm


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Lang, Andrew, 1844 - 1912 and Ford, Henry Justice, 1860 - 1941, “The violet fairy book,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 24, 2024,

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