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    Contraptions (Hardback) By (author) Heath Robinson, Edited by Geoffrey C. Beare

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    DescriptionThis distinguished volume of Robinson's art covers the breadth of his comic work, from his early musings on the state of British industries and his very first inventions, to the mocking, anti-German propaganda created during the First World War, and final sketches of the Second, during which he died. "Contraptions" is a definitive collection that will enchant future generations for as long as machines remain machines and human beings need reminding that that is all they will ever be.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heath Robinson, Edited by Geoffrey C. Beare
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 1,120 g
    ISBN 13: 9780715636947
    ISBN 10: 0715636944

    BIC E4L: ART
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: AKLB
    DC22: 741.5942
    BISAC V2.8: DES007040
    Thema V1.0: AKLB
    Illustrations note
    c.280 integrated illustrations
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    12 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    W Heath Robinson began his career illustrating works of poetry and children's stories. At magazines such as The Sketch, he developed his humorous illustrations for adults, culminating in the series of inventions for which he became known by his contemporaries as 'The Gadget King'.
    Review quote
    "'Your absurd, beautiful drawings... give me a peculiar pleasure of the mind like nothing else in the world' H.G. Wells, in a letter to Heath Robinson in 1914"