1934 Rare Book - BEE The Princess of the Dwarfs by Anatole France illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Author: Anatole France. (Charles Robinson, illustrator).
Title: BEE The Princess of the Dwarfs. Retold in English by Peter Wright & illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1934.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 127 pages.
Dust jacket: Good original dustjacket (small tears - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Binding: Very Good and attractive original hardcover illustrated binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed). Rare with the dust jacket.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with 16 color full-page illustrations by Charles Robinson.
The book: Rare in this condition and attractive edition of Bee The Princess of the Dwarfs - From the moment they met as young children, Bee and George have been bound together by a deep love. But when George goes off on a quest to a forbidden lake, home to dangerous water nymphs, it is up to Bee to rescue him. On her adventure she meets Loc, the king of the dwarfs, who proves to be more kind and generous than the humans she knows. Even as he showers her with riches in an attempt to make her stay, Bee never loses sight of her purpose: finding George. She will do anything to get him back. A fairy tale for all ages, Bee: The Princess of the Dwarfs is a classic that has delighted children and adults alike for more than a century with its ebullient characters and wondrous worlds.
The author: Anatole France (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament".
France is also widely believed to be the model for narrator Marcel's literary idol Bergotte in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.
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 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 and children's books throughout his career, including Eugene Field's Lullaby Land (1897), W. E. Cule's Child Voices (1899), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué's Sintram and His Companions (1900), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907), Grimm's Fairy Tales (1910), Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911), and books written by Walter Copeland Jerrold and himself. He was also an active painter, especially in later life, and was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1932.
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