- Full Description
A magnificent treasury of popular fables profusely illustrated by Charles Robinson, one of the most talented artists of his day. Black-and-white line art appears on nearly every page of this hardcover volume, in addition to 28 plates of full- and two-color images. Decorative initials and borders, hand lettering, silhouettes, and other ornaments embellish renderings of more than 140 fables, some expressed in simple, direct language and others rendered in charming verse. Includes such familiar tales as "The Fox and the Grapes," "A City Mouse and a Country Mouse," and "The Dog in a Manger," as well as lesser-known stories.
Green cloth binding, illustrated double-page endpapers, a superb recreation of the magnificent 1912 edition. This was the third volume in a trilogy of books by Jerrold and Robinson, which they began in 1903 with The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (available by special order), and followed up in 1911 with The Big Book of Fairy Tales (in stock). Together, these three matched volumes contained over 1000 illustrations. Each big, impressive volume was well-received and went through several editions.
Quality sewn binding.
Charles was the brother of W. Heath and Thomas Heath Robinson, a triumverate of amazingly talented artists who did dozens upon dozens of books during the Golden Age of Illustration. W. Heath is the best known, due to his wonderful Rube-Goldberg-esque contraptions and wartime humor collections. But it's often considered that Charles was the best artist of the three. His delicate, thoughtful drawings in this book are a feast for the eyes of any child or adult.
Calla Editions is an imprint of Dover Books, known for their high quality and excellent low pricing. These outstanding facsimile editions re-capture the look, the feel and the beauty of the original, rare first editions. This is among the most attractive and collected illustrated books from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1905-1925.
- Additional Information
Item Code BIGBH Publisher Calla Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781606601273 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 384pg Color Text/Partial Color
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