Oscar Wilde - The Happy Prince And Other Tales. Illustrated by Charles Robinson
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Oscar Wilde - The Happy Prince And Other Tales. Illustrated by Charles Robinson - London - Duckworth & Co. - 1920 - [2nd edition] -  pp - Cloth binding with dust jacket - 13,5 x 19 cm.
Condition: Good - complete with the dust jacket (with wear, some tears, rust stains). Small contemporary owners entry. A DECENT BOOK.
Five fairy tales by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). Illustrated with black and white drawings and 1 tipped-in plate in colour as frontispiece. Contains: 1. The Happy Prince; 2. The Nightingale and The Rose; 3. The Selfish Giant; 4. The Devoted Friend; 5. The Remarkable Rocket.
¶ Hardback UK edition (New Edition Crown 8vo) in cloth binding with gilt print ("Stories" on the spine and on the dust jacket) and art nouveau endpapers. cf. Mason 324 for the first 'New Edition, Crown 4to' (so somewhat larger in size than this octavo). Houfe p. 280-281:
"Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was a prolific British book illustrator, painter and decorator. He was the son of wood engraver Thomas Robinson. His brothers Thomas and William Heath Robinson also became illustrators. After his debut in The Studio he was commissioned to illustrate many Children's books such as Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses (1895), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907), Grimm's Fairy Tales (1910) and Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911). "His style was very decorative [...], partly inspired by the prints of Albrecht Dürer, partly by the Pré-Raphaelites [...]. But he was no copyist and his colouring and fantasy are often highly original [...]."