Andrew Lang was a Scottish poet, novelist, and literary critic, as well as a well-known collector of fairy tales. He was born in Selkirk, Scotland. Throughout his lifetime, he wrote, edited, collected, or contributed to more than 150 works, most notable of which are his Fairy Books. He died on July 20th, 1912, at age 68.
Henry J. Ford was an esteemed, prolific artist and illustrator from England, who developed his talent during the period known as the Golden Age of Illustration. He was catapulted into the public eye upon providing illustrations for Andrew Lang's Fairy Books. His fame and success peaked when his art was featured in works by C. R. L Fletcher and Rudyard Kipling. He continued to illustrate classic works until he died in 1941.