ROBINSON, W.[illiam] H.[eath] (illustrator). W.H.D. ROUSE (author). The Talking Thrush and Other Tales from India collected by W. Crooke. London; J.M. Dent & Co. 1899.
8vo. Original light green pictorial cloth blocked in red, brown and darker green, top edge gilt, others uncut; pp. [vi], vii-xvi + 217; with pictorial title-page in red and black, and black-and-white illustrations throughout as decorations, vignettes, initials and tail-pieces throughout; a pleasing copy with some overall external dusting and mild blistering, spine rubbed with some loss of colour, bruising to tail of spine and bumping to bottom fore-corner of lower board, internally generally very clean with a little occasional cracking to gutters, a few small spots and marks, a couple of leaves a carelessly opened at fore-edge leaving short closed tears, and a child's pencil inscription to front free endpapers, dated 1899.
First edition. A scarce and very early collection of fairy tales illustrated by this popular artist, whose first published work was Danish Fairy Tales and Legends published by Bliss Sands just two years earlier, in 1897.