London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co., 1896. First Edition. A sequel of sorts to Lang's beloved series of rainbow Fairy Books, a collection of animal stories centered on beasts both historical and fantastic. An elegantly bound copy of this classic collection of children's stories. Octavo; full blue calf bound by Bayntun, with leather spine labels, five raised bands, and animals stamped in gilt at center compartments; marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, with all edges gilt; 400pp; illus. Spine subtly faded to gray, with a touch of light rubbing to panels; Near Fine.