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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1863
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London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1863. The book that initiated the first golden age of children's books in England 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.… Read more
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The Water Babies - A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. With Two Illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A..

by KINGSLEY CHARLES

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1836
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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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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.

by Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875)

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1863
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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… Read more
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Water-Babies

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1864
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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… Read more
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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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THE WATER-BABIES

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1863
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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… Read more
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The Water Babies

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

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Waterbabies

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THE WATER BABIES.

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THE WATER-BABIES

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New York: Dodd & Mead Co., 1916. Book. Illus. by Jessie Willcox Smith. Very Good. Hardcover. 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… Read more
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The Water-Babies

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The Water Babies

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UK: Macmillan, 1913. New Edition 1913. One hundred black and white illustrations by Linly Sambourne. Three quarter leather binding by Bumpus. Gilt to page edges. Lovely binding quality. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents very good. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 14264. New Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good ++/No Jacket. Illus. by Linley Sambourne. 8vo - over… Read more
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The Water-Babies; A Fairy-Tale for a Land-Baby

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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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1916
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The Water-Babies : A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

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Waterbabies

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THE WATER BABIES

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The Water- Babies

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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: A fairy tale for a land-baby

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The Water-Babies

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1916
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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

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near fine
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1st American thus
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Philadelphia: David McKay Co, no date. 1st American thus. Hard Cover. near fine. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to cover and spine. 12 full page delightful color illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Some tanning to front and back endpapers. A beautiful copy.
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THE WATER BABIES

by Kingsley, Charles

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Stella & Rose's Books
Published
1924
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Good
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1st thus edition.
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Published by T.C. & E.C. Jack Ltd., 1924. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Anderson, Anne. 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. Spine bumped and worn with some browning, small splits to cloth… Read more
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The Water-Babies - a Fairy Tale for a Land-baby

by Kingsley, Charles

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Bookcase
Published
1915
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Good Plus
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1st
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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..… Read more
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The Water Babies

by Kingsley Charles

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Books Express
Published
2015-06-29
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New
ISBN
9781408630693
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2015-06-29. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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The Water Babies

by Charles Kingsley

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Books and Bobs
Published
1981
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As New
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2nd Edition
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9780340274583
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Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. FREE U.K. SHIPPING. 1981 SECOND Hardback edition, in excellent condition, no dust jacket. Book is heavy and will incur a postal surcharge outside of the U.K. A reproduction of the original. . As New. Hardcover. 2nd Edition. 1981.
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The Water-Babies

by KINGSLEY, Charles

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Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB
Published
1916
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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
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NY:: Dodd, Mead & Company,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1916. Hardcover. Black and white illustrations throughout. An early reprint edition. Very light offsetting to endpapers from the dust jacket flaps, else very good in a very good (age toning) dust jacket. ; 270 pages .
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The Water-Babies

by KINGSLEY, CHARLES

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Contact Editions
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Very Good
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First Edition?
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Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C. Jack Grey cloth with black decoration to front board and to spine; full colour plate to front board. 8 full colour plates. Some light shelfwear; pages browned; signature started, but the binding is sound. Front hinge prodessionally repaired. . First Edition?. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Katherine Cameron. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.… Read more
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