ROBINSON, Charles (illustrator). Anatole FRANCE (author). Bee. The Princess of the Dwarfs. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1922.
8vo. Original pale maroon cloth stamped in gilt to spine and upper cover, pictorial gilt endpapers, top edges gilt; pp. [vi], vi-ix + [ii] + 127 + [i]; with pictorial title-page in green and terracotta and 17 fine, and beautiful, tissue-guarded plates mounted-at-large within brown borders on heavier cream stock together with 3 charming mounted pictorial panels, printed in full colour, forming chapter-headings to the stories, decorations in line adorning the margins throughout; a very good, sound copy with dulling to spine gilt, which is still legible, abrasion (though no splitting) to head of spine, and rubbing to corner tips; internally fresh and unmarked, with the usual offset toning to free endpapers and a little minor creasing to one or two tissues.
Second edition illustrated thus; first published in this format in 1912. This charming fairy tale, which is rewritten from the French by Peter Wright, boasts very pretty coloured plates largely depicting dwarves and princesses.