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'Dick Whittington and his cat' by Charles Robinson, ca 1930.


Description: 'Dick Whittington and His Cat' is an English folk tale… It tells of a poor boy in the 14th century who becomes a wealthy merchant and eventually the Lord Mayor of London because of the ratting abilities of his cat. Source
Charles Robinson ~ Beauty and the Beast ~ The Big Book of Fairy Tales ~ 1911 ~ via
Charles Robinson ~ Cinderella ~ The Big Book of Fairy Tales ~ 1911 ~ via
Charles Robinson ~ The Frog Prince ~ The Big Book of Fairy Tales ~ 1911 ~ via
The Frog Fetches the Golden Ball
Charles Robinson ~ Hansel and Grethel ~ The Big Book of Fairy Tales ~ 1911 ~ via
Hansel and Grethel in the Forest
Charles Robinson ~ Little Red Riding Hood ~ The Big Book of Fairy Tales ~ 1911 ~ via
Charles Robinson ~ “Royal Procession” ~ The Big Book of Fairy Tales ~ 1911 ~ via
Charles Robinson ~ Thumbeline ~ The Big Book of Fairy Tales ~ 1911 ~ via
The Little Fishes and Thumbeline
ghoulnextdoor:

The Sensitive Plant illustrated by Charles Robinson, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
…That garden sweet, that lady fair, And all sweet shapes and odours there,In truth have never passed away:‘Tis we, ‘tis ours, are changed; not they.
For love, and beauty, and delight,There is no death nor change: their might  Exceeds our organs, which endureNo light, being themselves obscure.The Sensitive Plant, Percy Bysshe Shelley (via)
indigodreams:

Icarus, the sun boy, Harrap’s New English Readers for Junior Schools, Book One; “Once Upon a Time” edited by F.H. Pritchard. George G. Harrap and Co. 1934. Various illustrators.
This illustration by Charles Robinson via katinthecupboard
oldbookillustrations:

Charles Robinson, title page from Lullaby-land; songs of childhood, selected by Kenneth Grahame, New York, circa 1897.
oldbookillustrations:

Heigho, my dearie.
Charles Robinson, from Lullaby-land; songs of childhood, selected by Kenneth Grahame, New York, circa 1897.

Charles Robinson ~ The Russian Princess ~ from The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde ~ New York: Brentano’s ~ 1913
You can view all of the illustrations and read the full text of every tale at Project Gutenberg, or link to the original volume at Archive.Org. 
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Charles Robinson ~ from The Nightingale and the Rose ~ The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde ~ New York: Brentano’s ~ 1913
"His Lips Are Sweet As Honey."