Golden Age Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

Author: William Heath Robinson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486497933

Category: Art

Page: 111

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The first full-scale treatment of Robinson's early output, this anthology features more than 100 images from fairy tales, children's literature, and works by Shakespeare, Kipling, and Poe, many in full glorious color.

The Little Match Girl - The Golden Age of Illustration Series

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473380049

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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This volume of the Golden Age of Illustration Series contains Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Match Girl', first published in May of 1824. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions since its first publication, with many, many, different artists illustrating the story over the years. This edition features a beautiful collection of the best of that art, taken from the likes of Arthur Rackham, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Harry Clarke, Honor Appleton, Maxwell Armfield, among others. This series of books celebrates the Golden Age of Illustration. During this period, the popularity, abundance and - most importantly - the unprecedented upsurge in the quality of illustrated works marked an astounding change in the way that publishers, artists and the general public came to view this hitherto insufficiently esteemed art form. The Golden Age of Illustration Series, has sourced the rare original editions of these books and reproduced the beautiful art work in order to build a unique collection of illustrated fairy tales.

The Red Shoes - The Golden Age of Illustration Series

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473365112

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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This volume of the Golden Age of Illustration Series contains Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Red Shoes’. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions since its first publication, with many, many, different artists illustrating the story over the years. This edition features a beautiful collection of the best of that art, taken from the likes of Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Harry Clarke, Honor Appleton, Jennie Harbour, among others. This series of books celebrates the Golden Age of Illustration. During this period, the popularity, abundance and – most importantly – the unprecedented upsurge in the quality of illustrated works marked an astounding change in the way that publishers, artists and the general public came to view this hitherto insufficiently esteemed art form. The Golden Age of Illustration Series, has sourced the rare original editions of these books and reproduced the beautiful art work in order to build a unique collection of illustrated fairy tales. ‘The Red Shoes’ was first published in April of 1845, as part of Andersen’s New Fairy Tales: First Volume, Third Collection. Andersen explained the source of the story as being an incident he had witnessed as a small child. His father, he stated, had been sent a piece of red silk by a rich lady, who wanted the material converted into a pair of dancing slippers. Andersen’s father produced the slippers, but the rich woman was horrified at the result, and in reaction to her harsh criticism, he cut the shoes up in front of her.

The Ugly Duckling - The Golden Age of Illustration Series

Author: Hans Christian Anderson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473363861

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

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This volume of the Golden Age of Illustration Series contains Hans Christian Andersen's most famous tale 'The Ugly Duckling', first published in May of 1859. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions since its first publication, with many, many, different artists illustrating the story over the years. This edition features a beautiful collection of the best of that art, taken from the likes of Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, Harry Clarke, Anne Anderson, Milo Winter among others. This series of books celebrates the Golden Age of Illustration. During this period, the popularity, abundance and - most importantly - the unprecedented upsurge in the quality of illustrated works marked an astounding change in the way that publishers, artists and the general public came to view this hitherto insufficiently esteemed art form. The Golden Age of Illustration Series, has sourced the rare original editions of these books and reproduced the beautiful art work in order to build a unique collection of illustrated fairy tales.

The Emperor's New Clothes - The Golden Age of Illustration Series

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473384737

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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This volume of the Golden Age of Illustration Series contains Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Emperor's New Clothes', first published in May of 1837. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions since its first publication, with many, many, different artists illustrating the story over the years. This edition features a beautiful collection of the best of that art, taken from the likes of Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, Harry Clarke, Milo Winter, Anne Anderson, Edmund Dulac, among others. This series of books celebrates the Golden Age of Illustration. During this period, the popularity, abundance and - most importantly - the unprecedented upsurge in the quality of illustrated works marked an astounding change in the way that publishers, artists and the general public came to view this hitherto insufficiently esteemed art form. The Golden Age of Illustration Series, has sourced the rare original editions of these books and reproduced the beautiful art work in order to build a unique collection of illustrated fairy tales.

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Twenty Tales Illustrated by Harry Clarke

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717156591

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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This classic collection of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, illustrated by Harry Clarke, was first published in 1916. This modern version includes reproductions of Harry Clarke's stunning work, taken from the unique collection at the National Gallery of Ireland. Including timeless and essential tales such as The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and the Snow Queen, this is a wonderful read for people of all ages and a gorgeous addition to anyone's collection.

Bill the Minder - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Author: W. Heath Robinson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528782836

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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This wonderful story 'Bill the Minder' follows the adventures of 15-year-old Bill and his cousins, Boadicea and Chad. In the process of their adventures they meet multitude weird and wonder characters such as The Ancient Marina, The Triplets, The Doctor, The Real Soldier and The Lost Grocer. They encounter various unique problems on their way which they solve the use of fantastic machines crafted by Bill. This classic story is accompanied by 16 incredible colour illustrations many black and white woodcuts by W. Heath Robinson an English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines – for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term 'Heath Robinson' entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. This book was originally published in 1912 and was later televised as a series during the 1980s. We are republishing it here as part of our 'Pook Press' imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children's literature.

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Thousand Fields

ISBN: 9781473334649

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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This beautiful book, originally published in 1913, contains a collection of seventeen classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. These classic tales are accompanied by 16 incredible colour illustrations many beautiful and intricate black and white drawings by W. Heath Robinson.

The Adventures of Uncle Lubin

Author: W. Heath Robinson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486498212

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 114

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Uncle Lubin attempts to rescue his nephew, who has been abducted by the horrid Bag-bird.

Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-Night's Dream - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528782860

Category: Drama

Page: 228

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a comedy play – one of Shakespeare’s lighter works, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597. Both in text, and on stage, it is one of Shakespeare’s most popular narratives, and remains widely performed across the world. This book, originally published in 1912, contains twelve incredible colour illustrations and many beautiful and intricate black and white drawings by W. Heath Robinson. An English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines – for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term ‘Heath Robinson’ entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Pook Press publishes rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

The Princess and the Pea - The Golden Age of Illustration Series

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473384753

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

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This volume of the Golden Age of Illustration Series contains Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Princess and the Pea', first published in May of 1835. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions since its first publication, with many, many, different artists illustrating the story over the years. This edition features a beautiful collection of the best of that art, taken from the likes of Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, Kay Nielsen, Honor Appleton, Anne Anderson, Edmund Dulac, among others. This series of books celebrates the Golden Age of Illustration. During this period, the popularity, abundance and - most importantly - the unprecedented upsurge in the quality of illustrated works marked an astounding change in the way that publishers, artists and the general public came to view this hitherto insufficiently esteemed art form. The Golden Age of Illustration Series, has sourced the rare original editions of these books and reproduced the beautiful art work in order to build a unique collection of illustrated fairy tales.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier - The Golden Age of Illustration Series

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473384745

Category: Fiction

Page: 62

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This volume of the Golden Age of Illustration Series contains Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier', first published in May of 1838. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions since its first publication, with many, many, different artists illustrating the story over the years. This edition features a beautiful collection of the best of that art, taken from the likes of Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, Kay Nielsen, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Anne Anderson, Milo Winter, among others. This series of books celebrates the Golden Age of Illustration. During this period, the popularity, abundance and - most importantly - the unprecedented upsurge in the quality of illustrated works marked an astounding change in the way that publishers, artists and the general public came to view this hitherto insufficiently esteemed art form. The Golden Age of Illustration Series, has sourced the rare original editions of these books and reproduced the beautiful art work in order to build a unique collection of illustrated fairy tales.

The Little Mermaid - The Golden Age of Illustration Series

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473384729

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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This volume of the Golden Age of Illustration Series contains Hans Christian Andersen's most famous tale 'The Little Mermaid', first published in May of 1837. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions since its first publication, with many, many, different artists illustrating the story over the years. This edition features a beautiful collection of the best of that art, taken from the likes of Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, Harry Clarke, Honor Appleton, Anne Anderson, Edmund Dulac, Mable Lucie Attwell, among others. This series of books celebrates the Golden Age of Illustration. During this period, the popularity, abundance and - most importantly - the unprecedented upsurge in the quality of illustrated works marked an astounding change in the way that publishers, artists and the general public came to view this hitherto insufficiently esteemed art form. The Golden Age of Illustration Series, has sourced the rare original editions of these books and reproduced the beautiful art work in order to build a unique collection of illustrated fairy tales.

The Illustrated Alice in Wonderland (The Golden Age of Illustration Series)

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473378109

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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The Illustrated Alice in Wonderland' forms part of our 'Pook Press' imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children's literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. The 'Illustrated Alice' presents work from the masters of the 'Golden Age of Illustration', including over 200 illustrations from the likes of Arthur Rackham, Gwynedd M. Hudson, John Tenniel, W. Heath Robinson, Milo Winter and many more. The sheer variety of artistic responses to Charles Dodgson's story is truly fascinating; attesting to the skill of the author, and the pleasure the tale has brought to its readers. From character to character, scene to scene, there is always something new to discover. 'Alice in Wonderland' is the best known work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 - 1898), better known by his pen name, 'Lewis Carroll'. Telling the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by surreal and anthropomorphic creatures, the book was a huge commercial success on its initial publication in 1865. It has since inspired a whole generation of artists - whose many and varied responses to this 'nonsense narrative' are truly inspiring. We hope you enjoy the journey.

The Dead King - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781473334663

Category: Poetry

Page: 48

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Kipling's poem 'The Dead King' was written as a eulogy to King Edward VII as a wise devoted monarch who had served his people well. Here the poem is decorated with the wonderful illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, an English cartoonist and illustrator.

The Talking Thrush and Other Tales from India - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Author: W. H. D. Rouse

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528782887

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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This gorgeous book is a collection of 43 Indian folk-tales superbly illustrated by W. Heath Robinson. These tales were originally collected by William Crooke but are retold here by W. D. Rouse to delight children. Rouse has chosen to keep this selection confined to the Beast Stories which are particularly interesting as being mostly indigenous and little affected by so-called Aryan influence. Any changes made by Rouse have been included in a notes section which also include the sources of each tale alongside a few obvious parallels or references to literature of the subject. Tales include: The Talking Thrush, The Judgment of the Jackal, The Camel's Neck, The Foolish Wolf, The Grateful Goat, The King of Mice, The Bull and the Bullfinch and many more. These wonderful tales are accompanied by many beautiful and intricate black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. An English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines – for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term 'Heath Robinson' entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Originally published in 1899, we are now republishing it here as part of our 'Pook Press' imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children's literature.

The Giant Crab and Other Tales from Old India - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Author: W. H. D. Rouse

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528782852

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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This whimsical collection of tales is based on the Buddhist collection of Jātaka tales. However, the author confesses to ‘ruthlessly’ altering them for the amusement of children and occasionally borrowing a ‘phrase or a versicle’. He opens the book with a warning; “To this work I refer all scholars, folklorists and scientific persons generally: warning them that if they plunge deeper into these page, they will be horribly shocked.” These wonderful tales are accompanied by many beautiful and intricate black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. An English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines – for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term ‘Heath Robinson’ entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Originally published in 1897, we are now republishing it here as part of our ‘Pook Press’ imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children’s literature.

The Little Mermaid - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Harry Clarke, Honor Appleton, Anne Anderson and Others

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528782186

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

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This volume of the Golden Age of Illustration Series contains Hans Christian Andersen's most famous tale 'The Little Mermaid', first published in May of 1837. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions since its first publication, with many, many, different artists illustrating the story over the years. This edition features a beautiful collection of the best of that art, taken from the likes of Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, Harry Clarke, Honor Appleton, Anne Anderson, Edmund Dulac, among others. This series of books celebrates the Golden Age of Illustration. During this period, the popularity, abundance and - most importantly - the unprecedented upsurge in the quality of illustrated works marked an astounding change in the way that publishers, artists, and the general public came to view this hitherto insufficiently esteemed art form. The Golden Age of Illustration Series, has sourced the rare original editions of these books and reproduced the beautiful art work to build a unique collection of illustrated fairy tales.