Title: Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (Regent Classics)
Illustrator: Henry Branton
Year: 1952 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Thames Publishing Co.
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: Fair
Description: "All the most exciting exploits of the gay and gallant outlaw of Sherwood Forest are retold here. Brave, chivalrous and generous, friend of the needy and oppressed, Robin Hood is an ideal hero. He embodies all the qualities that boys and girls admire. Unjustly outlawed, he makes his home in the greenwood and gathers about him a band of daring men pledged to uphold the right and succour the distressed. With his merry men he harries the Sheriff of Nottingham and all who tyrannise over the humble folk of the countryside, and he does it all with a quip on his lips and a song in his heart."
Dust jacket illustrated by Branton (believed to be Henry Branton), and it is also likely that – although in a different style to the cover – the wonderful b&w illustrations featured inside the book are also by him.
Lapis lazuli cloth boards with embossed light blue text on spine. Some wear and rubbing on front board. Tail of spine and lower corner of front board bumped; all others straight. Jacket has a 4½ cm (1.8″) loss at front (refer to image) plus rubbing, scuffing and other general wear along its extremities. Gift inscription in blue ballpoint on ffep. Pages are in very good overall condition: free from tanning, tightly bound and unmarked. There is, however, some negligible foxing to the tips of the page edges.
Undated first edition.
Measures 21 cm × 13.5 cm (8.4″ × 5.4″). 8vo. 251 pp.