Robinson, Charles. Hard Cover. London: Duckworth, 1935. Near Fine.
Illustrated by Charles Robinson with twelve color plates. Reprint. Publisher's pale brown cloth, lettered and stamped in dark brown with illustrations to front board and spine. A near fine copy with a touch of wear to extremities and a slight lean to spine, a touch of scattered foxing throughout, else a lovely copy. The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of fairy tales and fables, including "The Happy Prince," "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Selfish Giant," "The Devoted Friend," and "The Remarkable Rocket." Although they are primarily geared toward children, the stories in this volume are laden with Wilde's signature wit and have a melancholy and sometimes sarcastic undertone. Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was a British illustrator whose work was prominent during the turn of the twentieth century, when illustrated children's gift books became popular. He is known for illustrating a number of children's titles, including A Child's Garden of Verses (1895), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907), and Grimm's Fairy Tales (1910).