London: Constable and Co., 1912. [Children's classic] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (25 x 18cm), pp.xivi; 256. Beautifully illustrated with sixteen full colour plates, including frontispiece, with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Elegantly bound in dark blue half morocco over marbled sides, with gilt decoration to spine, raised bands, red morocco title label, top edge coloured green. Discreet owner name else contents are clean. Exterior is unmarked. A fine copy in a handsome recent leather binding. A collection of 16 children's stories of the exploits of the King of Troy and his boot-cleaner Bill, exquisitely illustrated. A lovely collection of stories by Heath Robinson about the King of Troy and his bootboy Bill, generously illustrated. Comprises: Bill the Minder, The King of Troy, The Ancient Mariner, The Triplets, Good Aunt Galladia, The Doctor, The Respectable Gentleman, The Sicilian Char-Woman, The Interval, The Real Soldier, The Wild Man, The Musician, The Lost Grocer, The Merchant's Wife, The Camp-Followers, The Siege of Troy. Item #58212
Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.
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