1900 Rare First Edition - The True Annals of Fairy-Land. The Reign of King Herla. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Author: Edited by William Canton. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Title: The True Annals of Fairy-Land. The Reign of King Herla.
Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co., no date (1900). First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xix-365 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, gift note of a previous 1905 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Wonderfully illustrated with over 80 beautiful illustrations by Charles Robinson.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 300)
The book: Scarce and attractive First edition of The True Annals of Fairy-Land. The Reign of King Herla. A collection of stories from Fairyland as told at the Court of King Oberon, with illustrations by Charles Robinson. Cinderella, Snow White, The Golden Bird, The Emperor & His New Clothes & many more.
The illustrator: Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was a prolific British book illustrator. Born in Islington in October 1870, London, he was the son of illustrator Thomas Robinson, and his brothers Thomas Heath Robinson and William Heath Robinson also became illustrators. He served an apprenticeship as a printer and took art lessons in the evenings. He won a place at the Royal Academy in 1892 but was unable to take it up due to a lack of finances.
The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses (1895) which includes over 100 pen and ink drawings. It was extremely popular, going through many reprints, and generated numerous commissions. He illustrated many fairy tales, children's books, and books written by Walter Copeland Jerrold and himself throughout his career. He was also an active painter, especially in later life, and was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1932.
Robinson married Edith Mary Favatt in 1897 in Middlesex, England and they were the parents of four daughters and two sons.
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