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Full of whimsical charm, The Adventure of Uncle Lubin, present one of literature's most guileless and sincere characters. With his comically floppy hat and striped baggy stockings, gentle, serious Uncle Lubin is left in charge of his beloved nephew Peter. One fateful day, a great Bagbird swoops down while Uncle Lubin is innocently napping, whisks away the screaming child in his beak, and flies to the moon.
Deeply horrified by the unexpected turn of affairs, Uncle Lubin nonetheless recognizes his duty as Peter's guardian and sets out on a series of adventures to deliver the child from the wretched bag-bird, searching high and low (literally) for the kidnapped child. His ingenuity proves boundless: he builds an air-ship to follow the bird to the moon (using his hat as a parachute to descend); he invents a submersible sea-boat to search for Peter among the mer-men and mer-children of the deep; he kills a sea-serpent by putting salt on its tail (which we all know is the only way to kill a sea-serpent). He even melts an iceberg with a candle to reach the wicked bag-bird perched mockingly on top. Eventually, little Peter and Uncle Lubin are reunited in this playful classic that reads as well today as when it was first published in England in 1902.
These fantastic adventures are inextricably entwined with Robinson's detailed pen-and-ink drawing and playfully arranged text depicting, among other things, Uncle Lubin's remarkable inventions and contraptions. Robinson had a profound affection for the ridiculous, and was a genius at sensitively and inventively depicting the absurd. Readers will be enchanted by this revival, a book whose style and illustrations recall an era when children's books were delightful, inventive, and imaginative.
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Book Description The Minerva Press, 1972. Condition: Very Good. New Ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97559434
Book Description The Minerva Press, London, 1972. Cloth Bound Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. W.Heath Robinson (illustrator). First Thus. In yellow cloth with dark blue titles to spine. Pale green dust jacket with dark blue titles to spine and front and dark blue illustration to front, price-clipped. Grey endpapers. 117 pages, blue top edges, extensively illustrated in black and white. The dust jacket is heavily shelf worn to extremities with chips and tears, up to 1.5". There is a dedication in biro to the ffep, otherwise a clean and unmarked copy. Size: 8.5" x 6". No. Seller Inventory # 907024
Book Description Minerva Press, London, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Illustrated by W Heath Robinson (illustrator). Hardback in d/w; yellow cloth hardback cover; d/w chipped at edges - mainly at spine ends; vg+/G+; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Seller Inventory # 94071
Book Description Minerva Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Some minor wear. 1972 ed. Near fine / fine copy with price clipped dust wrapper. Seller Inventory # HBS-00213074-B
Book Description Minerva Press, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Minerva Press, 1972. 8vo. Illus. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good in similar clipped dj with slightly faded spine and light edge wear. Binding sound, text and images bright. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Seller Inventory # mon0000564401
Book Description Minerva, London, 1972. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. W.Heath Robinson (illustrator). First Edition. Yellow cloth with dark blue titles. 114pp., line illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper in fine condition. A fine edition with defects. Clear protective wrap. A perfect collectable edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 008938
Book Description Minerva Press, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated Edition. 1972 Minerva Press Hardcover 1st Impression in this Edition . Near fine with near fine unclipped dustjacket. Wonderful jacket design & illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. Seller Inventory # ABE-10254205479