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Charles Robinson


(1870 - 1937)

Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson was a prolific British book illustrator. The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson’s “A Child’s Garden of Verses” (1895) which includes over 100 pen and ink drawings.

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A Child’s Garden of Verses (1895)

‘In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.’

and twenty-three other well-known poems. Read online at

Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator(s): Charles Robinson

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Dream Days (1898)

This is the second volume of Kenneth Grahame’s reminiscences of childhood and includes his story The Reluctant Dragon. There were at least three variant bindings of the British first edition. The American first edition was slightly smaller format, although both were printed in America. Read online at

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Charles Robinson

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Tales and Talks About Animals (1907)

A collection of simple stories with colored pictures by several different hands.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
Charles Robinson
Et al

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Tales of Passed Times (1900)

In addition to the famous eight tales of Perrault, including their morals, this edition includes Beauty and the Beast and two tales by Madame d'Aulnoy. Read online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Marie-Catherine D’Aulnoy
Charles Perrault
Illustrator(s): Charles Robinson

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