A Song of the English
One of 500 Copies, Signed by W. Heath Robinson
Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1909].
First separate edition. Limited to 500 copies (this copy being No. 136), numbered and signed by the artist. Large quarto (12 3/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 308 x 252 mm.).  leaves. Thirty color plates (including frontispiece), mounted on leaves with color border decorations. Descriptive tissue guards, each with a miniature line illustration. Pictorial title and fifty-nine black and white line illustrations in the text (half-page or smaller). Title printed in red and black.
Original vellum over boards with front cover pictorially stamped in dark green, red, and gilt and lettered in gilt and spine pictorially stamped in dark green, red, and gilt and lettered in gilt and green. Later taupe silk ties. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Some slight discoloration to the vellum on covers and very slight rubbing to gilt on spine. Otherwise an excellent copy.