1912 Rare First Edition - ROBIN HOOD and His Merry Men by Henry Gilbert, Illustrated by Walter Crane.
Title: ROBIN HOOD and His Merry Men by Henry Gilbert, with 8 illustrations in colour by Walter Crane.
Publisher: London, Edinburgh, New York, Toronto, and Paris, Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., no date (1912). First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: viii-168 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, ex-libris of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 8 beautiful announced illustrations in color by Walter Crane.
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies for sale worldwide).
The book: Attractive and very good first edition. "ROBIN HOOD and His Merry Men" is a classic children's book written by Henry Gilbert and first published in 1912. The book tells the legendary tale of Robin Hood, a skilled archer and outlaw who lived in Sherwood Forest with his band of Merry Men, robbing from the rich to give to the poor.
The book follows Robin Hood's adventures, including his battles against the Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchmen, his friendship with Little John and Friar Tuck, and his love for the beautiful Maid Marian. The story is full of action, adventure, and romance, and has captured the imaginations of generations of readers.
The book also features eight beautiful illustrations in colour by Walter Crane, a famous English artist and illustrator. Crane's illustrations bring the characters and scenes of the story to life, making the book even more engaging for readers.
The author: Henry Gilbert (1868–1936) was a popular children's author, and the paternal grandfather of Molly Holden. His books continue to be reprinted. His books are noted for both their historical accuracy and their style
The illustrator: Walter Crane (15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children's book creators of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the later 19th century.
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