BILL THE MINDER. Written and Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.

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BILL THE MINDER. Written and Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
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Place Published: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.
Date Published:
Edition: First Edition Thus
Binding: Leather Bound
Condition: Fine in Slipcase
Book Id: 309607


A Fine Leather-Bound Facsimile of the Original 1912 Edition. Quarto, publisher's original full crushed blue morocco stamped in gold on spine and front cover, all edges gilt. 254 pp., full colour frontispiece and 15 additional full-page colour plates inserted within the text, plus pictorial title page, chapter headings, and numerous (hundreds) of line drawings within the text, all by W. Heath Robinson. 250 hand-numbered copies issued, so stated on a bookplate designed by the author and mounted by the publisher to the front endpaper, which states "This leather-bound edition reissued in 1982 as a reproduction from the original 1912 edition is limited to 250 copies of which this is number 241". A fine copy in the original publisher's slipcase.


A brilliant and hilarious novel featuring 'Bill The Minder' and the children he minds - the nine rambunctious offspring of old Crispin the mushroom-gatherer - through their picaresque adventures, which conclude with the siege and capture of a Troy. The absurd and eccentric inventions for which Robinson was revered have their origins here.

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