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. - 1913 - 1st edition (thus) - [136] pp. - Cloth binding - 19 x 25,5 cm.

Condition: Good, complete and neat copy.

Five fairy tales by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900); 1. The Happy Prince; 2. The Nightingale and The Rose; 3. The Selfish Giant; 4. The Devoted Friend; 5. The Remarkable Rocket. Beautifully illustrated with 12 tipped-in color plates, each protected with rice paper. Printed by Henry Stone & Son, Banbury. Attractively bound UK edition in purple linen book binding with gilt stamped title ("Stories") on the cover and art nouveau end sheets. Cf. Mason 324; 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 [...]."

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