With Signed Original Sketch (1912)

ROBINSON, William Heath

BILL THE MINDER Presentation Copy With Signed Original Sketch

Published: Constable & Co. Ltd.,

Date: 1912

First edition. 4to. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration and colour onlay to the upper cover. On the front free endpaper is a warm inscription from William Heath Robinson to close friends, "To Mr and Mrs Alfred Barwood with very best wishes for their future happiness & prosperity from their old friends Mr and Mrs W. Heath Robinson." Below the inscription is an 18cm high original cartoon style self portrait of the artist, signed "W. Heath Robinson, 1912."

Provenance
PROVENANCE: From the library of Alfred Barwood, family friend of W. Heath Robinson; then John Lewis, typographer and artist, author of Heath Robinson, Artist and Comic Genius, bookplate on front pastedown.

Illustrated
Written and illustrated by Heath Robinson. Frontispiece and fourteen colour plates under captioned tissue guards. Many black and white illustrations including full page title pages for each story.

Condition
A very good copy, spine a little faded and some foxing to the text.

£1950

Offered by Jonkers Rare Books