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

by Kingsley, Charles

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1863
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London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co, 1863. First Edition. Good. First edition, first printing. First issue with "L'Envoy" leaf present. Bound in publisher's original dark blue cloth stamped in gilt, brown coated endsheets. Good. Cloth worn at corners and spine ends, with frayed started at the rear joint. Cloth lightly rubbed, with front cover mottled. Front and rear… Read more
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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (The Deluxe Issue -- in Full Vellum)

by Charles Kingsley

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1909
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London & Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1863. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. J. Noel Paton. 2nd Printing 1 Copyright date is 1863. First edition, second state without the L'envoi leaf. Publisher's dark green cloth with central embossed gilt ornament to front cover and framed in triple gilt filets, spine lettered… Read more
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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.<br/><br/>
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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.

by Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875)

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London ; Cambridge : Macmillan and Co., 1863. First Edition. Hardback. 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… Read more
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Water Babies

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

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Water Babies

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1920. KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water Babies. Original gilt-pictorial cloth, T.e.g., non-priceclipped dust jacket. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, [1920]. First edition illustrated by Alfred E. Jackson. Ends of d/j spine panel chipped, foot of front panel crumpled and torn, else very good.
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London: Macmillan and Company Limited, 1910. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Warwick Goble. 1st Printing 1 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

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The Water Babies

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The Water-Babies (1916)

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

by KINGSLEY, Charles

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The Water Babies

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The Water-Babies

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Raphael Tuck, 1915. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Mabel Lucie Atwell. Raphael Tuck, 1915. First Edition. Date not stated, no additional printings. Pictorial boards with red cloth spine, black titles. Colored frontispiece and 11 additional full-page color illustrations. Eight pages of advertisements for Raphael House Library follows text. All illustrations are in pristine condition. Cover has moderate… Read more
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The Water Babies

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Boots The Chemists, 1929. Book. Illus. by Jessie Wilcox Smith. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Fine Copy In Decorative Green Cloth First Edition Gorgeous Copy Without Wear. Lavishly Illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith Rare In this Condition..
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THE WATER BABIES

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

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The Water-Babies

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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… Read more
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The Water Babies; A fairy story for a land baby

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

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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

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The Water Babies

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London: Hodder and Stroughton, 1919. First Thus . Green Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 11" x 8.5. Jessie Wilcox Smith. [6], ix + 240pp + [12 plates], [2].12 plates complete. Some repair to outer hinge. Book is bound in green-blue cloth with gold titles and illustrations to front board and spine. Binding is in good, clean condition, with some light… Read more
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The Water-Babies - a Fairy Tale for a Land-baby

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The Water-Babies

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The Water Babies

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1982. Reprint. Leather bound. Fine. Jessie Willcox SMITH. Reprint. 8vo; x, 240pp; gilt-stamped green grained leather, undersea pictorial to front board; 3 raised band spine; all edges gilt; silk ribbon bookmark; green moiré linings; 12 color tipped in plates with tissue guards; line illustrations printed in green throughout text; fine. First published by Hodder… Read more
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Waterbabies

by Kingsley, Charles

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1988
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THE WATER-BABIES: A Fairy Tale For A Land-Baby

by Kingsley, Charles. Illustrated by Linley Sambourne

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THE WATER-BABIES

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The Water-Babies (Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith) (1916)

by Charles Kingsley

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Dodd, Mead & Company, 1916-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good -/None as issued. Solid copy, 1st edition thus. No writing or marks to text; foxing on fore edge side of closed page edges. Includes 12 full-color plates, tipped in on gray base pages. Green cloth cover with circular color paste down of two water babies playing in a foamy wave.… Read more
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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. The Favorite Library Series

by Kingsley, Charles. Illustrated By Linley Sambourne

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Resource Books, LLC
Published
1900
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Very Good
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Boston: DeWolfe, Fiske & Co., 1900. Undated, ca. 1900. Lovely edition of this children's classic with four memorable color plates by Linley Sambourne accompanied by dozens of other illustrations in black and white. Pictorial tan cloth printed in color, no dustjacket, likely as issued, 6.75 inches tall. Modest cover wear, mainly some light ribbing to the extremities, good hinges, sound… Read more
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THE WATER BABIES

by Kingsley, Charles

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Stella & Rose's Books
Published
1930
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Good
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Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1930. Hardback. Good/Good. Illustrated by Smith, Jessie Willcox. Almost very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. 12 enchanting tipped-in colour plates. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. 240 pages. Large format. Published for Boots the Chemist. Spine bumped and worn with small hole towards top. Minimal bumping and wear to corners.… Read more
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The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

by Charles Kingsley

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Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
Published
1889
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Very Good Condition
Edition
Early Edition
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MacMillan, 1889. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Linley Sambourne. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 330 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Front board is loose. Heavy foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Marbled edges, browned. Illustrator:… Read more
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The Water Babies

by Kingsley, Charles

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Keogh's Books
Published
, 1920
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, sunned at spine, covers clean, previous owner's inscription on half title page, frontispiece and half title page a little loos
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First Edition illustrated by Jackson
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, 252 pages, complete with 16 colour plates
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THE WATER-BABIES

by Kingsley, Charles

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Stella & Rose's Books
Published
1915
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Good
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1st edition.
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Published by Constable & Co. Ltd., 1915. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Robinson, W. Heath. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, gilt titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. All plates present. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Gilt faded from spine. A few… Read more
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THE WATER-BABIES

by Kingsley, Charles

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Stella & Rose's Books
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1915
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Good
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1st edition.
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Published by Constable & Co. Ltd., 1915. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Robinson, W. Heath. Good condition with no wrapper. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, gilt titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. Bumping to spine and corners. Spine and cover edges darkened. Gilt on spine is dulled. Large score… Read more
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The Water Babies

by Charles Kingsley

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Books of Wonder
Published
1929
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Reprint
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KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water Babies. Illustrated in Color by A.E. Jackson. London: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press [1929]. 8vo, 252pp. Gray- blue cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and navy; t.e.g. Pictorial endpapers; 16 color plates, pictorial title, and small b&w illustrations at chapter heads and tails. Spine sunned and rubbed at edges, corners a bit rubbed, cover slightly soiled. Some light… Read more
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