Ford, Henry Justice

Henry Justice Ford (18601941) was a prolific and successful artist and illustrator, active from 1886 through to the late 1920s. Sometimes known as H. J. Ford or Henry J. Ford, he came to public attention when he provided the numerous beautiful illustrations for Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, which captured the imagination of a generation of British children and were sold worldwide in the 1880s and 1890s.
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The Brown Fairy Book, 1st edn 1904 (Andrew Lang, ed.)Andrew Lang's Brown Fairy Book, first published in 1904, was the ninth in the multicolour series

This is an Esprit jacket showing the gilt spine and front panel on brown cloth boards, together with one of the coloured plates on the back panel. The front flap summarizes the source of the stories from the editor's preface, and the back flap shows the editor and the titles already published at the time.

Illustrations by Henry Justice Ford.

ReproJacket #263-A-1 Esprit, size 187.9x477mm.
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The Crimson Fairy Book, Crown edn 1932 (12th printing) (Andrew Lang, ed.)Andrew Lang's Crimson Fairy Book, first published in 1903, was the eighth in the multicolour series. This example is from the US arm of the publisher Longmans.

Illustrations by Henry Justice Ford.

ReproJacket #409-L-1, size 208.8x483mm.