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The Water-Babies by  Charles Kingsley - 1st edition Thus. - 1916 - from mclinhavenbooks (SKU: 0003778)

The Water-Babies

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The Water-Babies

by Kingsley, Charles

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916. 1st edition Thus.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Smith, Jessie Willcox. Copyright date 1916, 1st thus edition. Original green clothover boards with circular pictorial label on front. Light wear to cloth, front hinge cracked, previous owner's name on endpaper a scratch on the lower front cover; very good. One of the illustrators most desirable works. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, bindings are secure, a solid collectible book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Synopsis

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-1863 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. The book was extremely popular during its day, and was a mainstay of children's literature through the 1920s,  but eventually fell out of favor in part due to its prejudices against Irish, Jews, Catholics, blacks, Americans, and the poor. In the style of Victorian-era novels, The Water-Babies is a didactic moral fable about a young chimney sweep, Tom, who falls into a river and becomes a 'water-baby,' guided by moral teachers through lessons and adventures, eventually earning the right to become human again and being united with an upper-class girl Ellie who had also become a 'water-baby.'

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Details

Bookseller
mclinhavenbooks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
0003778
Title
The Water-Babies
Author
Kingsley, Charles
Illustrator
Smith, Jessie Willcox
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st edition Thus.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Dodd, Mead and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1916
Pages
-1
Keywords
Children's

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About mclinhavenbooks

We are a privately owned book selling business and take great pride in a diverse and eclectic inventory of books. We sell to most other countries of the World, [please see countries we sell too] We sell almost exclusively hardcover books, a large part are Signed, in many categories. Mclin Haven has been selling books for over eleven years. Orders are shipped within one business day.

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1st thus
Indicates that this is not the first appearance of a book in print, but that this is the first appearance in a substantially...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.

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