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The Water Babies

By Kingsley, Charles




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.'


First edition identification and notes

First edition (London Macmillan and Company 1863) is usually without the L'Envoi leaf as is almost always encountered as the author had it removed from all but the first 200 or so copies. Illustrations in this edition include two full page plates by J. Noel Paton and with a number of small illustrations used throughout as opening initials.

Other collectible or notable editions

Hodder and Stoughton's edition of 1916 with twelve gorgeous color plates and green and white text illustrations by Jessie Wilcox Smith is considered one of the best editions. Other notable illustrators are: Linley Sambourne who provided 100 illustrations to the edition of 1885, Warwick Goble who produced thirty-two tipped-in color plates for the 1909 edition, and W. Heath Robinson rendered eight color plates and miscellaneous black and white text illustrations to Constable & Company's edition in 1915.


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WATER BABIES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

GOBLE, WARWICK. (GOBLE,WARWICK)illus. WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London: Macmillan 1909. Featured here is the LIMITED EDITION OF THE BOOK IN A FULL MOROCCO BINDING HOUSED IN A LARGE PICTORIAL CLAMSHELL BOX WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR USED IN THE BOOK. The book is a thick quarto measuring 9" x 11 1/4", bound in a full blue morocco binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. The book spine is decorated in gilt with raised bands and the covers are heavily decorated with triple gilt rules and floral decorated corners. Inside the covers there are gilt dentelles and silk doublures (silk lining). The book is the magnificent DELUXE EDITION, LIMITED TO ONLY 260 COPIES printed on hand-made paper and illustrated by Goble with 32 mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards. The book is housed in a velvet lined cradle. On the opposite side of the box is a special insert holding the original watercolor signed by Goble that appears as a full page color plate on page 32 of the book. The actual image measures 13 1/2" wide x 9 1/4" high and is captioned "Play by me, bathe in me mother and child". It is a beach scene with the mother and the water baby reclining on the sand, with the ocean, rocks and beach related flora surrounding them. This image is duplicated in gilt on the cover of the book and also on the cover of the box. The box is 13 1/2" wide x 17 3/4" high with the backstrip rounded to simulate the spine of a book with extensive gilt decorations and raised bands. Goble's Water Babies is arguably the best edition of this classic story. In his book "Early Children's Books" (p.80), Eric Quayle comments on all the various editions of Water Babies and adds about Goble's edition: "None of these in either artistic or financial terms approaches the sumptuous edition of 1909." Nice copies of the limited edition are rare, an offering like this is a once in a lifetime copy.

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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.

KINGSLEY, Charles.

London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1863. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Square octavo (192 x 150 mm). Recent green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt titles and decorations to spine in compartments, gilt vignettes and frames to covers, turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With the original cloth front cover bound in at rear. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, plate and woodcut initials. Bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper verso. Boards slightly bowed, grease spot to rear cover, small tear and loss to final leaf, not affecting text; an excellent copy. First edition, first issue, with the "L'Envoi" leaf: "Kingsley had second thoughts about this while the book was being printed, and he had the leaf removed, but not before a few hundred copies of the book had already gone forth" (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Kingsley's book initiated the first golden age of children's books in England: he "was the first writer in England, perhaps the first in the world, except for H. C. Andersen, to discover that a children's book can be the perfect vehicle for an adult's most personal and private concerns … it was quite different from anything else written for children … in a small space, it managed to discover and explore almost all the directions that children's books would take over the next 100 years" (Carpenter, Secret Gardens).

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WATER BABIES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

GOBLE, WARWICK. (GOBLE,WARWICK)illus. WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London: Macmillan 1909. Thick 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/2"), bound in full vellum with gilt pictorial cover top edge gilt, silk ties, slight spotting on cover edge and endpaper and cover very slightly bowed, VG+ clean and fresh copy. This is the magnificent DELUXE EDITION, LIMITED TO ONLY 260 COPIES printed on hand-made paper and illustrated by Goble with 32 mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards. This is one of the most if not the most beautiful edition of this classic story. In his book "Early Children's Books" (p.80), Eric Quayle comments on all the various editions of Water Babies and adds: "None of these in either artistic or financial terms approaches the sumptuous edition of 1909" (this edition). Very scarce.

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The Water Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. With Two Illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A..

KINGSLEY CHARLES

London: Macmillan, 1836. First Edition. Hard Cover. RICHARD ADAMS' COPY WITH HIS DISTINCTIVE RABBIT BOOK-PLATE TO THE FRONT PASTE-DOWN. First Edition Second State (without the suppressed L'Envoi Leaf as is invariably the case as the author had it removed from all but the first 200 or so copies). Two engraved plates by J Noel Paton (as called for) including frontispiece. List of author's work preceding half-title (latter with 2.5" expertly repaired closed tear), single advertisement leaf at rear. Superbly rebound in 20th century full green crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt titles and decorations to spine in compartments, gilt-blocked illustrations of fish in a lily pond to front and back boards, turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled end-papers. Spine very faintly sunned otherwise a fine copy. A sumptuous production by one of the World's great bookbinders: BAYNTUN OF BATH. Scans welcome of this important book.

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The Water Babies

Kingsley, Charles

Bancroft Books. Hardcover. B003BXOSA6 Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: Bancroft Books ---Date: 1972 ---Edition: ---Pages: 112 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are a couple of minor scuffs to the boards and some light age spotting to the inside front cover. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B003BXOSA6--- LL . Good. 1972.

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The Water-Babies

Kingsley Charles

Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd, 1921-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Very Good blue Pictorial Hardcover, corners bumped, text fine, several color plates and many black and white illustrations, 160 pages, end papers aged Satisfaction Guaranteed, International Shipping, Photos available

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WATER BABIES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

GOBLE, WARWICK. (GOBLE,WARWICK)illus. THE WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London: Macmillan, 1909 (1909). Thick 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), green gilt pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, spine faded and offsetting on endpapers else Fine. First Goble edition, illustrated by him with 32 magnificent tipped in color plates, mounted on heavy stock with lettered tissue guards. This is undoubtedly the most beautiful edition of this classic story featuring some of Goble's best work. Nice clean copies are not easy to find.

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The Water-Babies : A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Kingsley, Charles

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited 1909. 4to. First edition with the Warwick Goble illustrations. x, 274, (2) pp. Recently bound in green full morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Internally clean. No ownership names. With 32 tipped-in and tissue-guarded colour illustrations by Warwick Goble. Plates clean. Two-page publisher's list of works by Charles Kingsley at rear. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition Thus. 1909.

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The Water-Babies

KINGSLEY, Charles

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1916. hardcover. near fine. Smith, Jessie Willcox.. Color frontispiece, 11 color plates, and many other illustrations throughout by Jessie Willcox Smith. 362pp. Large 4to, handsomely rebound in 1/4 dark green morocco. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., (1916). A near fine copy.

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The water-babies : a fairy tale for a land-baby / by the Rev. Charles Kingsley ; with two illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A.

Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875)

London ; Cambridge : Macmillan and Co., 1863. First Edition. This copy is from the rare first issue of the first edition. It contains a leaf bearing a poem, L'Envoi [following the dedication page]. Kingsley had second thoughts about this while the book was being printed, and he had the leaf removed, but not before a few hundred copies of the book had already been printed (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Very good copy in a fine period binding - Professionally and sympathetically rebacked with the spine laid back. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Gilt-blocked leather label (somewhat worn) to spine, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Gilt and blind-tooled double-lined borders to panels. ""Honoris Causa"" gilt-stamped on front panel - ""Eliot Place"" on rear. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Scattered foxing around prelims and terminal leaves. Marginal foxing evident around the second plate facing p.145. Water staining also evident along bottom of prelims., including the frontis. and title page. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 350 pages; Physical description: 350p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Summary: The Water-Babies was inspired by Kingsley's thoughts on evolution. He was one of the few clergymen to accept wholeheartedly Darwin's theories of evolution and natural selection and to devote himself to the spread of the new knowledge of nature. Subjects: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction -- Chimney sweeps -- Fairies -- Evolution.

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Water-Babies

Charles Kingsley

London: McMillan Company, 1864. 2nd Edition. . leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket. J. Noel Paton. Copyright is 1864, second edition stated on the title page. One year after the first edition, first printing. Illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate. All page edges are tinted red. Decorative inside covers front and back, slight crack in the front inside gutter. No tears, bent pages, previous owners label on the inside front cover and a presentation note on the post flyleaf. No Dust Jacket. Some age browning and foxing, especially at the beginning and end of the book, minor splitting to the end papers. The text is bright and clean, some illustration have some light foxing. Binding is secure, a solid collectible children's book. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Kingsley, Charles (Illustrated by Warwick Goble)

London: Macmillan and Co, 1909. First Illustrated Edition. Small quarto; Fair+/no-DJ; tanned spine with gilt text; cover has age toning, rubbing, bumping and fraying at spine head and tail and in corners, spine shaken; textblock has edgewear, spotting, webbing showing at front pastedown, faint yellow writing on front endpaper, crayon marks on page 9, plate at page 31 is detached but present, other plates and some glassine protectors are starting to separate but are still attached, all text and plates are clean; pp 274; first illustrated edition; FLP Collection. Full-priced Rockville.

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THE WATER-BABIES

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1909. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Goble, Warwick. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 32 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, mounted on brown card with tissue guards. All edges gilt. Goble's most desired work. Spine is browned. Covers are unevenly faded. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Foxing to endpapers, a few page margins and outer page edges. 4 plates have light creases. [S]

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WATER BABIES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

ATTWELL, MABEL LUCIE. (ATTWELL,MABEL LUCIE)illus. WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London, Paris: Raphael Tuck & NY: David Mckay, no date, circa 1920. 4to (7 1/2 x 9 7/8"), blue cloth, light cover soil, VG+. 1st U.S. edition. Illustrated by Attwell with 12 beautiful color plates plus many charming line illustrations throughout the text.

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The Water Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

KINGSLEY, Charles

London: Macmillan & Co, 1863. 8vo. [viii], 350 pp. including half title and the L'envoi leaf. Recently respined. A full calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt spine chipped at extremities. Original covers have been bound in at the rear, but from the Linley Sambourne edition (?). Overall a pleasing copy of this first appearence of this classic tale. . Good. Full Calf. First Edition, First Issue. 1863.

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Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

KINGSLEY, Charles

London: Macmillan, 1863. First. hardcover. fine. J. Noel Paton. 2 black & white illustrations by J. Noel Paton. 350pp. 8vo, handsomely barutifully rebound in full emerald green morocco, gilt spine, gilt top. London and Cambridge: MacMillan, 1863. First Edition, first issue. With the Envoi leaf - preserved in the first 200 copies.

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The Water-Babies

Kingsley, Charles

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

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The Water Babies

KINGSLEY CHARLES

London: Gollancz, 1976. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. (Gollancz Fourth Impression 1976). SIGNED BY THE MOVIE DIRECTOR (THE LATE LIONEL JEFFRIES) AND MOST OF THE LEADING CAST MEMBERS INCLUDING JAMES MASON AND BILLIE WHITELAW. A VG+ copy in a fine D/W. The Water Babies was filmed in 1978 as a live action-animated feature film loosely based on the book - The Water Babies. This copy has been signed by: Lionel Jeffries (Director), Timothy "Ty" Jeffries (son of the Director and an artist who worked on the animation), Ray Frist (Assistant Director), JAMES MASON (Mr. Grimes / Voice of Killer Shark), David Tomlinson (Sir John / Voice of Polar Bear), Paul Luty (Sladd / Voice of Claude the Swordfish), Samatha Gates (Elly / Voice of Ariadne the Water Baby), Billie Whitelaw (Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby / Old Crone / Mrs. Tripp / Woman in Black / Water Babies 'Gate Keeper'), Thomas Pender (Tom), Joan Greenwood (Lady Harriet) and Bernard Cribbens (Mr. Masterman / Voice of Eel). This movie was filmed on location near Ilkley in Yorkshire, England. Primarily based at Denton Hall, Wharfedale, early scenes were filmed in the city of York. It is my understanding that this book was sourced from somebody who worked as a movie extra. A UNIQUE PIECE OF MOVIE HISTORY.

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THE WATER-BABIES

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1909. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Goble, Warwick. Good condition with no wrapper. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 32 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, mounted on brown card with tissue guards. All edges gilt. Goble's most desired work. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Spine browned. Scuffing to covers. Front joint cracked, rear joint starting to crack. Small ink booksellers stamp to front endpaper, tear to edge of same page. Fly-leaf possibly removed. Foxing to contents. All plates present, 3 have corner creases. A couple of tissue guards are detached at top but still firmly attached at bottom.

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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.

Kingsley, Charles.

Macmillan, London: 1910. First printing thus. Faint wear, still near fine to fine and bright in custom mylar cover. Sixteen full page color plates by Warwick Goble.

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THE WATER-BABIES

Kingsley , Charles

New York: Dodd & Mead Co., 1916. Book. Illus. by Jessie Willcox Smith. Very Good. Cloth. 1st Edition American... 1st. Edition , ( USA ) Green cloth with gilt letters at the spine and front board with round illustrated paste down ( baby laying in water ) see image . With eleven color tipped in full page plates and black & white line drawings . A very collectable childrens book . Condition : Very Good with bumped corned light edge ware , a clean tight binding and complete copy . Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall.

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The Water-Babies; A Fairy-Tale for a Land-Baby

Kingsley, Charles

London: Macmillan and Company Limited, 1910. Illustrated Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Warwick Goble. Copyright date 1910, illustrated edition, Pictorial gilt cloth, t.e.g., 16 color plate illustrations by Goble, inclusive of frontis. (tissue detached). 8vo. Soiling and fraying to sunned spine, somewhat shaken, otherwise good.

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The Water-Babies

Kingsley, Charles

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916. First Thus. 4to. Green gilt cloth with pictorial circular color insert, gilt lettering to spine. 12 full-page color plates, line drawings throughout in green, illustrated endpapers, all by JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH. First issue with illustrated endpapers. One of Smith's more accomplished series of illustrations, originally painted in oils, and the whole set of 12 illustrations bequeathed to the Library of Congress. Hinges cracked, some wear, overall very good.

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WATER BABIES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

JONES, HAROLD. KINGSLEY,CHARLES. WATER BABIES with text specially prepared by Kathleen Lines. London: Victor Gollancz (1961). 8vo, cloth, 222p., fine in slightly worn dust wrapper. 1st edition. Wonderfully illustrated by HAROLD JONES with his intricately detailed line illustrations, beautiful color dust wrapper and pictorial endpapers.

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The Water Babies (Priory Classics)

Charles Kingsley

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WATER BABIES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

SMITH, JESSIE WILLCOX. (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London: Hodder & Stoughton for Boots, no date, circa 1920. Thick 4to (8 x 10"), green gilt pictorial cloth, 240p., some of the usual foxing on preliminary pages else VG++. Illustrated by Smith with 12 beautiful tipped-in color plates with lettered guards plus lovely drawings in green all throughout the text.

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The Water Babies

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1916. 362pp. Green cloth with gilt lettered spine and front board, with circular image to front board. A few light scuffs and light rubbing to corners and at head and heel of spine. Illustrated throughout, text clean and bright. A good clean copy. . Later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Jessie Willcox Smith. 4to.

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The Water-Babies

Kingsley, Charles

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.. Former owner's bookplate, else a nearly fine copy. 1916. 1st. hardcover. Small 4to, 362 pp., Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and circular mounted illustration on the front board, With 12 color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith and numerous text illustrations printed in green and black .

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THE WATER-BABIES

Kingsley , Charles

Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1913. Book. Good+. Cloth. 1st Edition. Abridged from the original tale, 160 pages. Illustrator Florence Vollmer. Cover Green cloth with gilt letters at the spine and front board with square illustrated paste down, some rubbing, fraying and shelf wear. Pages darkened, foxing, some small tears, and some creasing..

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The Water-Babies : A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Kingsley, Charles

London & Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. 1863. 8vo. First edition, second issue. 350, (1) pp. Later full green morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & lettering. Top edge gilt. Gilt turn-ins. Marks to front board. Early ink inscription to half-title. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Binding firm. . Very Good. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1863.

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The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

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The water-babies: A fairy tale for a land-baby

Kingsley, Charles

T.O.H.P. Burnham. Collectible - Acceptable. Boston: T.O.H.P. Burnham, 1864. 1st U.S. edition, with "L'ENVOI" opposite Chapter 1. 12mo. 310pp. Illus. by J. Noel Paton. Fair book. Spine cover missing. Both boards detached and edgeworn; corners frayed. Title from spine cloth laid in. Inquire if you need further information.

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The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

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The Water-Babies

Charles Kingsley

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The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

Charles Kingsley

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THE WATER BABIES

Kingsley, Charles

Published by T.C. & E.C. Jack Ltd., 1924. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Anderson, Anne. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format (10 x 7.5"). Cream cloth with brown titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. Blue illustration to endpapers. 12 colour plates. 180 pages. Boards slightly grubby. Endpapers browned with a few minor marks. Scattered foxing mainly to half-title page and text block. All plates present.

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WATER BABIES: A FAIRY TALE FOR A LAND-BABY, THE.

KINGSLEY, CHARLES.

Very good/Lacks jacket. (1915). First US edition.. Cloth with color paste-on. . 319, 1 pgs Light cap crushing with small scrape and stain on rear, owner bookplate. .

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The Water-Babies

KINGSLEY, Charles

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. Large quarto. Green cloth with applied illustration on paper. A little waviness at the top of a few leaves, a little soiling on the boards, else near fine. A handsome copy.

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THE WATER BABIES

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Dodd, Mead & Company. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Smith, Jessie Willcox. Very good condition with no wrapper. Modern three-quarter dark green leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration on spine; marbled boards. 12 colour plates by Jessie Willcox Smith plus two-colour text illustrations. 362 pages Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Wear to edges of preliminary pages. Large crease to top corner of page 19/20. Page edges lightly browned and fingered. Some pale marks to the edges of some pages, including some plates. [R]

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The Water-Babies

Kingsley, Charles (Illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith)

Dodd, Mead & Co. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1916. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Green cloth over boards with a color illustrated front board pastedown (of water-baby on red buoy), gilt titles and credits front and spine. Pages edges darkened, spot to bottom edges. Gilt present but faded, most notably at foot of spine. Text block tight, with a few loose but complete pages. 12 full page color illustrations by Smith tipped in, all present and compelte - that at frontis loose. Overall the whole shows light shelf wear, most notable at extremeties where cloth shows wear, lightly bumped corners and rolling to head and foot of spine. A terrific copy of this important social commentary/children's book. .

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The Water-Babies

Kingsley, Charles

Houghton Mifflin, 1915; illustrations by W.Heath Robinson; all plates present; octavo, 319 pp; tight binding, internally clean and unmarked. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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The water-babies: a fairy tale for a land-baby

Charles Kingsley

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The Water Babies: Illustrated

Charles Kingsley

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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Charles Kingsley

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The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby (Kessinger Legacy Reprints)

Charles Kingsley

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The Water Babies

KINGSLEY, Charles

London: Oxford University Press 1929. 8vo. 252 pp. Blue/grey cloth with decorative gilt and blue design on front cover & spine. Rear board slightly marked. Teg. Pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis and 15 additional tipped-in colour plates by A. E. Jackson. In-text illustrations. Internally unmarked. VG. A little loss to the gilt lettering at the head and tail of the spine. The dustjacket has a 5 x 6 cm square of loss at the head of the spine, but it has otherwise kept the book nice and fresh. . Very Good. Decorated Cloth. 1929.

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The Water-Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Charles Kingsley

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The Water-Babies - a Fairy Tale for a Land-baby

Kingsley, Charles

London: Constable, 1915. Soine a little bumped and rubbed with text and dec. moderately faded, gutters slightly weak. Light foxing an dbrowning to endpapers and tissue guard. Pages and boards bright and clean. Appears to have been inexpertly reattached at gutters which is causing pages r-fep to stick to pd.. 1st. Cloth. Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Heath Robinson, W.. 8vo.

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The Water Babies

Kingsley, Charles

London: Hodder and Stoughton for Boots ix, [1],240pp, original cloth in DJ. DJ chipped to spine ends, corners and edges with small amounts of loss, lightly water stained. Covers lightly foxed to spine, gilt quite bright and clean, light foxing and browning to page edges, text and plates quite bright and clean. Previous owners gift inscription to ffep. With twelve tipped in tissue guarded plates by Jessie Willcox Smith (as called for). Reprint. Hardback. Good+/Good. Illus. by Willcox Smith, Jessie. 4to.

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The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

Charles Kingsley

2004-03-19. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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