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This is a collection of the comic fantasies of the great English artist William Heath Robinson whose name passed into the English language during his lifetime Most people know of and love his elementary mechanical world ancient wooden cogwheels intricate pulleys fragile gantries ingenious tunnels magnets and steam kettles kept on the boil by a lighted candle or two the whole enterprise held together by knotted string and operated by serious workmen with a sprinkling of soberly top hatted company directors in charge Heath Robinson s world is now crystallized for all time so long as machines remain machines and human beings need reminding that that is all they are, Uncle Lubin attempts to rescue his nephew who has been abducted by the horrid Bag bird, From the Eastern folk tales that make up the vast collection known as THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS certain stories of Aladdin Sindbad and Ali Baba have become everlasting favourites with children and a magical ingredient of Christmas pantomine First introduced to Europe in the early eighteenth century by the French orientalist Antione Galland who translated and bowdlerized the stories to suit contemporary taste this edition presents the fourteen best known tales selected from an English text of The illustrations are reproduced from a larger collection in William Heath Robinson then at the start of his career was commissioned with four others and his drawings much the best reveal a gentle romantic charm that has been forgotten in the success of his later purely comic work, Heath Robinson is Britain s Gadget King master of the art of creating madcap contraptions that made use of ropes weights and pulleys to perform relatively simple tasks from wart removal to peeling potatoes Although he trained as a painter and also worked as a book illustrator Robinson developed his forte with drawings of gadgets that parodied the absurdities of modern life A true cartoonist Robinson had a way of getting at the heart of the matter while simultaneously satirizing it mercilessly He became a household name in Britain and his popularity continues today with plans to build a museum in London to share with a new generation the story of his life and work br br With i Heath Robinson s Great War i the cartoonist lampoons the German army and the hardships of war What better antidote to the threat of popular German propaganda than drawings of the Huns disabling the British army not with mustard gas but laughing gas In high demand among British civilians Robinson s WWI panels also provided respite to thousands of troops many of whom sent the cartoonist letters suggesting future subjects or simply expressing their appreciation br br A side splittingly funny collection from the man whose absurd beautiful drawings H G Wells claimed give me a peculiar pleasure of the mind like nothing else in the world this book make a perfect gift for anyone looking to have a laugh at our complicated and increasingly mechanical modern life