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Heath Robinson Contraptions
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'Your absurd, beautiful drawings... give me a peculiar pleasure of the mind like nothing else in the world' --H.G. Wells, in a letter to Heath Robinson in 1914Synopsis:
Heath Robinson was one of Britain's most successful graphic artists. His work has had a huge influence on comic art in this country, but also on the image and self-image of the British. As the champion of pragmatic man, Heath Robinson presented a vision of the British as an unflappable, ingenious and slightly demented breed of inventors that persists to the present day. The British are still a nation of garage-haunting amateur engineers who will recognise the inhabitants of Heath Robinson's world, with their pot bellies and pots of tea, archaic faces and sturdily commonsensical approach to the problems of existence. How to hunt tigers by elephant, how to get an even tan, rise with the sun or put out a chimney fire, these and many more pressing questions are answered in the pages of Contraptions. With illustrations salvaged from the family archives and commentary by Heath Robinson expert, Geoffrey Beare, "Contraptions" is the best possible introduction to the work of one of Britain's great comic talents.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002082611
Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2007. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP29926625
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001497201
Book Description Duckworth Overlook, London, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. William Heath Robinson (illustrator). Bright unmarked orange boards with sharp gilt lettering on the spine. The top corners, both front and back, are bumped and rather bruised. The head and tail of the spine, as well as the remaining corners, have just a hint of wear. The unclipped dustwrapper is in very similar condition, with four smaller illustrations on the back and one gloriously inventive illustration on the front. Internally the book is in fine condition. This is the definitive collection of Heath Robinson's comic machine fantasies, from his early musings on British industry and his First World War anti-German propaganda to his final sketches from the Second World War. Following the short introduction, just page after page of wonderful, crazy inventions, some black and white, some in colour. A heavy book which may incur extra postage. Seller Inventory # 000728
Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 2007, 2007. Condition: Fine. New hardback. Some slight shelf wear and creasing to edge of dust jacket otherwise fine and unread. Seller Inventory # C77430
Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2007. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0715636944-2-4
Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0715636944