ROBINSON, William Heath (author and illustrator). Bill The Minder. London, Hodder & Stoughton, circa 1920.
Large 8vo. Original orange cloth pictorially stamped in red and black; pp. [xiv] + 254 + [ii]; 16 fine mounted coloured plates and numerous wonderful black-and-white illustrations, many of which are full-page and which represent some of Heath Robinson's best work in line; a near fine copy with only very light dusting, rubbing, and speckling to edges of book block, internally equally fine, without inscription, all plates crisp and fresh.
Early edition of this classic fantasy tale, containing the full complement of plates from the first edition of 1912. The story revolves around a professional child-minder who discovers the King of Troy in a haystack and sets out, with the help of his child charges, to restore him to his rightful throne.