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I am 63 and when I was little my grandmother gave me a book called "The Yellow Book of Fairy Tales". There is no date on the book. It was published by Whitman Publishing Co, Rancine, WI. Does anyone know how old this book is? The pages are old and worn.
By pinky from Newport, NH
The link below says 1943:
This says 1934:
and this one says 1934:
Whitman Publishing started in 1915:
Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections.
* Blue Fairy Book (1889)
* Red Fairy Book (1890)
* Green Fairy Book (1892)
* Yellow Fairy Book (1894)
* Pink Fairy Book (1897)
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I have a few very old books my dad has given to me. The dates aren't listed on some. I have a hard cover Grimm's Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm. The first page says German Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm with Eight Illustrations in Colors and Eighteen Drawings in Black and White. A.L. Burt Company: Publishers New York. There is also a stamp symbol that reads Burt's Library of The World's Best Books. There are 397 pages. I love books and just now got started with the older ones. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Many factors are clues of the date published, such as font and bindings. Here is an informative article: www.rarebooksdigest.com/
Where do you find the date for the encyclopedia? I see two different dates with different publishers.
The earliest date with any publisher is the original and correct publication date. Later dates are simply different publishing companies.