Bill the Minder - William Heath Robinson Circa 1915 - Constable & Co. Ltd., London - Early Printing A lovely large collection of stories by William Heath Robinson first published in 1912, profusely illustrated throughout, with four mounted colour plates and over one hundred black and white drawings, featuring a selection of the fabulous comic contraptions for which he is renowned.

The stories included are:
Bill the Minder, The King of Troy, The Ancient Mariner, The Triplets, Good Aunt Galladia, The Doctor, The Respectable Gentleman, The Sicilian Char-Woman, The Interval, The Real Soldier, The Wild Man, The Musician, The Lost Grocer, The Merchant's Wife, The Camp-Followers, and The Siege of Troy.
  The delightful, funny, and sometimes absurd tale of Bill the Minder, is about a young boy who, together with his cousins, embarks on a series of adventures where they encounter a variety of rather curious characters and help them solve their unique problems with the use of fantastic machines that Bill manages to craft in a very short time.

William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was a prolific British cartoonist and illustrator, best remembered for his illustrations for the 1913 Hans Christian Andersen collection of fairy tales, along with other classic children’s stories, as well as the books he wrote and illustrated himself,
The Adventures of Uncle Lubin and Bill the Minder. He later became known for his absurd drawings of fantastic machinery and devices.

References: Horne,
The Dictionary of 20th Century British Illustrators 373.

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  Condition: Very good, a few small spots to front covers, wear and rubbing to corners and 2mm chip to tail of spine, light foxing to first and last few pages, evidence of former owners name to front free endpaper.   Ref: 107712   Price: HK$ 800