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Heath Robinson: How to Make a Garden Grow (Hardcover): W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Browne Heath Robinson: How to Make a Garden Grow (Hardcover)
W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Browne
R232 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R50 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ever wondered how to make a garden attractive in December? Or what to do with that corner by the dustbin? Answers to these questions can be found in this compact and charming book of tips for the green-fingered, accompanied by Heath Robinson's highly inventive and humorous cartoons. First published in 1938, the book gives an insight into gardening trends on the eve of the Second World War while also addressing common concerns faced by gardeners. It features many typically elaborate contraptions such as the Combined Telescopic Spaderake for digging and raking at the same time, the Inebriate Roller for making wobbly garden paths and the Osoeezi Slugsticker. While some are patently ridiculous - a lawn is de-thistled and resown with the help of a barrel of grass seed strapped onto a small donkey - others are before their time, such as a special pump that can divert your bathwater into your garden hose, a contraption that is not wildly dissimilar to gadgets on the market today. Finally, the growing of vegetables inspires some sage advice: `with the right kind of upbringing, a marrow will attain astonishing dimensions, and can be used for boasting purposes.' Poking gentle fun at a British obsession with a detailed illustration on almost every page, this book will delight both aspiring and experienced gardeners alike.

Heath Robinson's Home Front - How to Make Do and Mend in Style (Hardcover, 2nd edition): W.Heath Robinson, Cecil Hunt Heath Robinson's Home Front - How to Make Do and Mend in Style (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
W.Heath Robinson, Cecil Hunt
R233 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R50 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How does one play bridge in a gas mask? Or enjoy motoring without consuming petrol? Or deal with a nationwide shortage of pea-sticks? For this compact little book Heath Robinson joined forces with writer Cecil Hunt to show civilians `how to make the best of things' during the air raids, rationing, allotment tending and blackouts of the Second World War. The result is a warm celebration of the British population's ability to `make do and mend'.

Heath Robinson's Second World War - The Satirical Cartoons (Hardcover, 2nd edition): W.Heath Robinson Heath Robinson's Second World War - The Satirical Cartoons (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
W.Heath Robinson; Introduction by Geoffrey Beare
R378 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R74 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Soldiers disguised as a herd of cows, cork bath mats for troops crossing streams and a tank with a piano attachment for camp concerts are just some of the absurd inventions to be found in this book of cartoons designed to keep spirits up during the Second World War. These intricate comic drawings poke gentle fun at both the instruments of war and the indignity of the air-raid shelter in Heath Robinson's inimitable style.

Heath Robinson's Golf - Classic Cartoons and Ingenious Contraptions (Hardcover, 2nd edition): W.Heath Robinson Heath Robinson's Golf - Classic Cartoons and Ingenious Contraptions (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
W.Heath Robinson
R268 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R53 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour. A collection of full-page cartoons on the hapless antics of the portly golfer and his long-suffering caddie, including `How Noah Managed to Keep his Hand in during the Flood', the `Origin of Plus Fours', the multiple meanings of `an Awkward Lie' and the highly amusing invention of `Pogo Golf': a gem for the golf enthusiast.

Heath Robinson's Great War - The Satirical Cartoons (Hardcover, 2nd edition): W.Heath Robinson Heath Robinson's Great War - The Satirical Cartoons (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
W.Heath Robinson
R378 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R74 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour. Heath Robinson drew many cartoons lampooning the excesses of the First World War and poking fun at the German army, bringing welcome comic relief to British soldiers and civilians. This book presents his complete First World War satire, from ridiculous weapons such as `Button Magnets' to aeronautical antics and a demonstration of how to have a `Quiet Cup of Tea at the Front.'

Heath Robinson: How to Live in a Flat (Hardcover, 2nd edition): W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Browne Heath Robinson: How to Live in a Flat (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Browne 1
R233 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R49 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour. The perfect antidote to the estate agent's property description, this book, with illustrations by Heath Robinson and a witty commentary by K.R.G. Browne, shows you how to prove there is room to swing a cat in your living-room and offers many inventive space-saving solutions, such as the `Combination Bath and Writing Desk for Business Men', the `Bed Dining-table' and the `Dresser-Piano'.

Heath Robinson: How to be a Perfect Husband (Hardcover): W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Brown Heath Robinson: How to be a Perfect Husband (Hardcover)
W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Brown 1
R270 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R87 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What makes a perfect husband? In this tongue-in-cheek guide, illustrated by Heath Robinson's inimitable cartoons and contraptions, there are many charmingly old-fashioned tips for how to succeed in almost all aspects of married life. First published in 1937, this delightful book gives an insight into how the roles of both wife and husband were viewed at the time and pokes gentle fun at them both. The perfect husband presses his own trousers; he can tend the lawn and entertain the baby simultaneously by means of two simple attachments to the garden roller; he can peel onions behind his back, with the help of a mirror, and thus avoid tears; he can make a vacuum cleaner and he even has a device to help him climb the stairs silently after a late night out with the boys. When offered the choice of a glass of milk or a Manhattan, he will choose the former. With chapters on courtship and proposal, the wedding, early married life, bringing up children, sports and hobbies, domestic difficulties and middle age, this book makes a highly amusing gift for those who are considering tying the knot or wish to celebrate wedded bliss.

Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist (Hardcover, 2nd edition): W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Browne Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
W.Heath Robinson, K. R. G. Browne 1
R232 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R49 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour. Presenting such innovations as the `Zip-Opening Bonnet', the `Duo-car for the Incompatible' and the handy `New Rear Wheel Gear for Turning the Car in One Movement', this volume of Heath Robinson illustrations with commentary by K.R.G. Browne will appeal to `everybody who is ever likely to drive, be driven in, or get run over by a mechanically propelled vehicle'.

Fairy Tales (Paperback, New edition): Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales (Paperback, New edition)
Hans Christian Andersen; Illustrated by Charles Robinson, Thomas Heath Robinson, W.Heath Robinson
R71 R60 Discovery Miles 600 Save R11 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Hans Christian Andersen is the best-loved of all tellers of fairy tales. This collection of over forty of Andersen's most popular stories includes The Mermaid, The Real Princess, The Red Shoes, The Little Match Girl, The Snow Queen, The Tinder Box, The Ugly Duckling and many more. It is delightfully illustrated in black-and white by those remarkable brothers, Charles, Thomas and William Heath Robinson

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales - An Illustrated Classic (Hardcover): Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales - An Illustrated Classic (Hardcover)
Hans Christian Andersen; Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, W.Heath Robinson, Harry Clark
R255 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R42 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are known for appealing characters who overcome adversity, making the stories accessible to readers of all ages. From "Thumbelina" and "The Princess and the Pea" to "The Little Mermaid" and "The Traveling Companion," these 18 tales are not only entertaining but enlightening too. Included are 26 full-page color drawings by acclaimed illustrators Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Harry Clarke—along with dozens of pen-and-ink images—that add a soft artistic touch to the stories, making this volume a treasured keepsake.

Includes…

- Textured cloth cover features intricate foil stamping and a full-color illustration

- A ribbon bookmark ensures that you never lose your place

Railway Ribaldry - Being 96 pages of railway humour (Hardcover): W.Heath Robinson Railway Ribaldry - Being 96 pages of railway humour (Hardcover)
W.Heath Robinson
R249 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R50 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published for the centenary of the Great Western Railway in 1935, 'Railway Ribaldry' is an affectionate and humorous look at life on board the company's famous trains, incorporating some of William Heath Robinson's own trademark madcap contraptions. Featuring almost 100 cartoons - including amusing takes on the varied duties of railway police, the first 'ladies only' carriage and countless 'ingenious plans' and inventions - it is the perfect gift for any railway enthusiast.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hardcover): William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hardcover)
William Shakespeare; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson
R628 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R188 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

William Heath Robinson was a member of a family of artists that included brothers Thomas and Charles. From the half title, frontispiece, and title page, to the playful two-page spread that closes the book, this is a treatment of the play that will surprise and delight the eye on nearly every page.

Bill the Minder (Paperback): W.Heath Robinson Bill the Minder (Paperback)
W.Heath Robinson
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Old-Time Stories (Paperback): Charles Perrault Old-Time Stories (Paperback)
Charles Perrault; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson; Translated by A.E. Johnson
R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A Song of the English (1909). by - Rudyard Kipling, Illustrated By: W. Heath Robinson: William Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 - 13... A Song of the English (1909). by - Rudyard Kipling, Illustrated By: W. Heath Robinson: William Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 - 13 September 1944) Was an English Cartoonist and Illustrator. (Paperback)
Rudyard Kipling, W.Heath Robinson
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson (Paperback): Hans Christian Andersen Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson (Paperback)
Hans Christian Andersen; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Old-Time Stories (Paperback): Charles Perrault Old-Time Stories (Paperback)
Charles Perrault; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson; Translated by A.E. Johnson
R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights (Hardcover): Robinson Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights (Hardcover)
Robinson; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson
R344 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R23 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to amuse the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives.

The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe - Fully Illustrated Version (Paperback): Edgar Allan Poe The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe - Fully Illustrated Version (Paperback)
Edgar Allan Poe; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A Song of the English (Illustrated) (Paperback): Rudyard Kipling A Song of the English (Illustrated) (Paperback)
Rudyard Kipling; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson
R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Stories from the Iliad Or, the Siege of Troy - Told to the Children (Paperback): Jeanie Lang Stories from the Iliad Or, the Siege of Troy - Told to the Children (Paperback)
Jeanie Lang; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson
R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Stories from the Odyssey - Told to the Children (Paperback): Jeanie Lang Stories from the Odyssey - Told to the Children (Paperback)
Jeanie Lang; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson
R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cinderella - Or the Little Glass Slipper (Paperback): Henry W. Hewet Cinderella - Or the Little Glass Slipper (Paperback)
Henry W. Hewet; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson, Robert Barnes
R98 Discovery Miles 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Cinderella by Henry W Hewet. (Text as it was first published in 1855) "HERE once lived a gentleman and his wife, who were the parents of a lovely little daughter. When this child was only nine years of age, her mother fell sick. Finding her death coming on, she called her child to her and said to her, "My child, always be good; bear everything that happens to you with patience, and whatever evil and troubles you may suffer, you will be happy in the end if you are so. " Then the poor lady died, and her daughter was full of great grief at the loss of a mother so good and kind. " About the Author Henry W. Hewet is somewhat of an enigma in that it has been difficult to find any biographical material to explain who or what he really was. However, after much searching, it seems that Henry W Hewet may have had several vocations such as an engraver, editor and possibly a publisher. Throughout history. Henry W. Hewet is attributed on a number of works, which are mostly Fairy Tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood. Puss in Boots, and such like. He has also been involved with historical works and several Shakespeare plays. Today, Henry W. Hewet is mostly remembered as the author of a number of Fairy Tales - usually 'Cinderella' - when actually he was just the engraver

The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Paperback): Edgar Allan Poe The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Paperback)
Edgar Allan Poe; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson; Introduction by H. Noel Williams
R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

A Song of the English (1912) a Song of the English (1912) (Paperback): Rudyard Kipling A Song of the English (1912) a Song of the English (1912) (Paperback)
Rudyard Kipling; Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone

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