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    Heath Robinson's 1913 Limited Signed Edition Anderson's "Fairy Tales" Heath Robinson, besides being one of the finest book illustrators of his day, was also a cartoonist who drew "absurdities" - odd machines that performed unusual functions. In England, any such rickety device was called a "Heath Robinson." In fact, one of the automatic analysis machines built for Bletchley Park during World War II to assist in the decryption of the German Enigma code, was named "Heath Robinson" in his honor. This is a limited edition version of Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tales published by Constable & Company, Ltd. at London in 1913. It is copy #53 of 100 copies signed by Robinson. It includes 88 B & W and 16 color illustrations. Decorative and gilt on white cover and spine, covers soiled, bookplate, else very fine, blue slipcase. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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