Bill the Minder -- DE LUXE EDITION, SIGNED

Robinson, W. Heath

Published by London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1912., 1912
From Carpe Librum (Williamstown, MA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since 02 August 2006

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: 2,774.25 Convert Currency
Shipping: 3.08 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

One of 380 copies in the Edition de Luxe, SIGNED by the author. A brilliant and hilarious novel featuring the eponymous hero and the children he minds--the nine rambunctious offspring of old Crispin the mushroom-gatherer--through their picaresque adventures, which conclude with the siege and capture of a Troy. The absurd and eccentric inventions for which Robinson was revered--imagine a partnership between MacGyver and Rube Goldberg--have their origins here. The book was heralded by one contemporary reviewer as "surely the most charming juvenile since PETER PAN." Wrote another: "Child or grownup, the book will fascinate you, text and illustrations intermingling into one long delicious fancy that would make the longest and wettest day a blessing to the most restless." The novel was adapted as an animated series on Birtish television in the mid-1980s, not altogether unsuccessfully. Large 4to. Bound in publisher's full white vellum, stamped in gilt. Profusely illustrated, with innumerable line drawings and sixteen tipped in colour plates. Loss to yellow silk ties, otherwise a superb copy of an exceptional book. Bookseller Inventory # 14598

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Bill the Minder -- DE LUXE EDITION, SIGNED

Publisher: London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1912.

Publication Date: 1912

Edition: First Edition.

Store Description

For 25 years, Carpe Librum has sold speculative fiction, mysteries, vintage paperbacks, and other literary first editions to the trade; we are now making our books available to the general public. Our stock comprises over 15,000 volumes. We encourage you to browse our inventory and to submit your want lists.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All items are offered subject to prior sale. We accept paypal, as well as personal checks and money orders in US funds. Credit card orders accepted only through ABE. Massachusetts residents please add 5% sales tax. Institutions can be invoiced according to their requirements. Books will be reserved for one week following request. Any purchase can be returned for any reason for a full refund within 30 days of receipt.

Shipping Terms:

US Shipping (media mail) is $3.50 for the first volume, $1.00 each additional. Priority mail is $6.00 for the first book, $2.00 each additional. For overnight service or international shipments, please inquire. Insurance is extra and will be charged at cost. Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal