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Books & Bookmen marks the distinction between the true book hunter and the mere literary person. It reveals Lang's poetic enthusiasm for the great book chase among the bookstalls of Victorian London, as he hopes to discover an old French play by Moliere, a first edition of Shelley or perhaps an early English printing of Edgar Poe's poetry.
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About the Author
Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 - 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.Lang was born in Selkirk. He was the eldest of the eight children born to John Lang, the town clerk of Selkirk, and his wife Jane Plenderleath Sellar, who was the daughter of Patrick Sellar, factor to the first duke of Sutherland. On 17 April 1875, he married Leonora Blanche Alleyne, youngest daughter of C. T. Alleyne of Clifton and Barbados. She was (or should have been) variously credited as author, collaborator, or translator of Lang's Color/Rainbow Fairy Books which he edited.