How to Make the Best of Things - ROBINSON, W. Heath; HUNT, Cecil;Gerald Duckworth & Co, 1981, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Heavily faded at the spine of the DJ. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted with spotting to start and end.
First in this edition. From the cover: “Veteran of the knotted string, the hissing steam-kettle and the criss-cross pulley, Heath Robinson was a work famous master of eccentric and mechanical improvisation, his whole life given over to ‘making the best of things’ in as complicated a way as possible. He finds wonderful opportunities in this book, first published during the Second World War and dedicated to ‘the Fifth Columnist’. With his text collaborator Cecil Hunt he sails gracefully and help- fully through a sea of troubles — air raid precautions, domestic shortages, camouflage, digging for victory and the improvised fun and games we all remember from those days — leaving behind him in his wake a mass of splendidly inspired British rubbish.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 120
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