Item #1156 The Little Lives of the Saints; Told by the Rev. Percy Dearmer / Illustrated by Charles Robinson. Charles Robinson, Percy Dearmer.
The Little Lives of the Saints; Told by the Rev. Percy Dearmer / Illustrated by Charles Robinson
The Little Lives of the Saints; Told by the Rev. Percy Dearmer / Illustrated by Charles Robinson
The Little Lives of the Saints; Told by the Rev. Percy Dearmer / Illustrated by Charles Robinson
The Little Lives of the Saints; Told by the Rev. Percy Dearmer / Illustrated by Charles Robinson
The Little Lives of the Saints; Told by the Rev. Percy Dearmer / Illustrated by Charles Robinson
The Little Lives of the Saints; Told by the Rev. Percy Dearmer / Illustrated by Charles Robinson

The Little Lives of the Saints; Told by the Rev. Percy Dearmer / Illustrated by Charles Robinson

London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 1900. First edition. Small quarto (6 5/8 inches tall), original pictorial green cloth, stamped in gilt and black, illustrated endpapers. Bookplate. Gentle toning to spine, faint tanning to endpapers, boards bright, corners sharp. About-Fine. Item #1156

"HOW GOD SIFTS THE WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF, TO SHOW WHAT STUFF MEN ARE MADE OF"

First edition of Percy Dearmer's stories and legends of the Saints of Medieval England—a lovely copy in the original binding designed and illustrated by Charles Robinson.

Dearmer recounts the lives of a dozen English saints: Oswald, Aidan, Chad, the Venerable Bede, Boniface, Cuthbert, Benedict Biscop, Edmund, Dunstan, Edward, Alphege, Edward the Confessor. Each biography is illustrated by Robinson with a black-and-white portraits in an elaborately border. The pages are ornamented throughout with lovely vignettes and decorations. From a family of distinguished English illustrators, Charles Robinson was the son of Thomas Robinson and brother of Thomas Heath Robinson and William Heath Robinson. After illustrating Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses (1895), Robinson illustrated many fairy tales and children's books throughout his career. Percy Dearmer, shortly to become Vicar of St. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill (1901-1915), later went on to be Professor of Ecclesiastical Art, King's College, London (1919-1936), and Canon of Westminster Abbey (1931-1936).

Price: $100.00