Paperblanks Lang’s Fairy Books Olive Fairy Hardcover Journal Midi

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This captivating image comes from the first edition of Scottish poet and anthropologist Andrew Lang’s The Olive Fairy Book. Compiled in 1907 by Lang, under the editorial guidance of his wife, Leonora (Nora) Alleyne, and illustrated by Henry Justice Ford, the book was one in a twelve-part series known as Lang’s Fairy Books, with each book named for the colour of its fairy.

The Design:

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 greatly passionate about folklore, mythology and religion, and especially fascinated by mystical tales from other cultures.

Paperblanks' Olive Fairy journal reproduces the front cover of Lang’s Olive Fairy Book. Published in 1907, it included stories such as “The Golden-Headed Fish” and “The Prince and the Princess in the Forest.” The stories were gathered from places like Turkey, India, Denmark, Armenia and the Sudan. Here, Ford’s Olive Fairy illustration offers a botanical and almost insectile quality that gives her a sense of scientific realism as well as fey possibility.

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


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

Product Information:

  • Format: Midi
  • Size: Width: 130mm (5")
  • Height: 180mm (7")
  • Depth:  20mm (¾")
  • Interior: Lined
  • Page Count: 144 Pages
  • Space between lines:  6.67mm
  • Lines per page: 21
  • Closure: Elastic Band
  • Colour: Green
  • Gsm (Paper Weight): 120
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Edge Printing: Yes
  • Binding Type: Smyth Sewn
  • Pouch Type: Memento Pouch
  • Interior Paper: Custom-designed Laid Paper
  • Ribbon Markers: 1

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