ROBINSON,W.HEATH. THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE LUBIN. NY: Brentanos 1902. 8vo, (6 1/2 x 8"), green pictorial cloth stamped in red, green and white, rear cover lightly soiled, binding tight, recased with paper at hinges neatly repaired, margin of tissue guard and frontis narrow light brown discoloration, really a clean and VG+ copy. First US edition of the first book written and illustrated by Robinson (same year as UK ed. and printed in Great Britain). Featuring color frontis, 55 full page b&w's and 72 vignettes plus pictorial endpapers. Entirely designed by Robinson, the story is a fantasy tale of Uncle Lubin's voyages and mishaps taken in balloons, boats, submarines etc., all constructed as Robinson's famous complicated contraptions. The text is often laid out in irregular format to fit around the vignettes. It was the publication of this book that brought Robinson to commercial success and this first edition is a rarity.