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1 Robinson, W. Heath Bill the Minder
London Constable & Co. Ltd. 1912 First edition Hardcover Very Good W. Heath Robinson 
This is a wonderful W. Heath Robinson book containing 16 full colour tipped in plates with titled tissue guards plus 117 other wood-cut illustrations which range from small vignettes to full page illustrations. Robinson, an English cartoonist and illustrator, was best known for his drawings of eccentric machines and Bill the Minder represents one of the first books where he began to explore the possibilities of such illustration and design. This story follows the adventures of the young Bill and his cousins, Boadicea and Chad. In the process of their adventures they meet many strange people and help solve their unique problems with the use of fantastic machines devised by Bill. The story also formed the basis of a 1980's UK TV series. Green cloth covered boards with gilt titling and decoration to upper board and spine. Colour pastedown to upper board. Top edge green. 25x19 cm. xv plus 256 pp. Corner rubbed. Top/tail bumped and backstrip sunned. Name and date on ffep. One tissue guard loose. Very clean contents. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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