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

GOBLE, Warwick) KINGSLEY, Charles.

Published by London, Macmillan and Co., 1909 (1909)

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Item Description: London, Macmillan and Co., 1909, 1909. Large octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, cream plain endpapers, all edges gilt. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy beautifully bound. With thirty two tipped in mounted colour plates by Warwick Goble. First Goble Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 38875

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

Kingsley, Charles.

Published by Macmillan, London (1863)

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Item Description: Macmillan, London, 1863. First edition. [viii], 350p, [i, ads]. Bound with half-title, lacking the l'envoi leaf. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere in half dark green crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and stylized floral panel ornaments. Original cloth upper cover bound in rear. Housed in cloth clamshell box Laid in is an autograph letter signed by Charles Kingsley dated 1869 on letterhead embossed "Ebersley Rectory, Winchfield" reminding a parishioner of an overdue title. Crease to title-page, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 17336

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THE WATER-BABIES A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., London (1909)

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., London, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No dust Jacket. Warwick Goble (illustrator). Edition De Luxe. Edition De Luxe with illustrations in colour by Warwick Goble. One of only two-hundred and sixty limited copies. The original text of The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley first published 1863 ; pp. viii, 273; 32 tipped-in colour plates (including the frontispiece), all with captioned tissue guards. Original vellum binding, bright gold gilt to the spine and front board, minimal wear, near fine. Original ribbon missing, bright clean gilt to top page edges, other edges uncut. Contents clean, tight and crisp, discreet and careful repair to a little paper cracking along the front joint, small attractive plate to the front paste down "Gladys King" and on the front free endpaper book plate belonging to Edward Charles & Gladys Cobb. Cobb was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Harold Balfour . A near fine complete illustrated limited edition with superb plates. Size: 4to (23 x 29cm). Bookseller Inventory # 024193

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

GOBLE, Warwick) KINGSLEY, Charles.

Published by London, Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1910 (1910)

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Item Description: London, Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1910, 1910. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. With 16 plates in colour. First octavo edition. Bookseller Inventory # 31785

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The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale For A Land Baby

KINGSLEY (Charles)

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co., London, 1863. J. Noel Paton (illustrator). First Edition. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton. 8vo. Bound c.1995 by Bayntun-Riviere in full dark green morocco, the covers with a gilt fillet border enclosing a decorative gilt block of fish in a lily pond, the spine lettered and dated in gilt with one line panels, floral centre tools and tooled bands, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. Bookseller Inventory # 1260

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

KINGSLEY, Rev. Charles.

Published by London: Macmillan and Co., 1863. (1863)

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Item Description: London: Macmillan and Co., 1863., 1863. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with L'Envoi leaf. 8vo. Inscribed by the Publisher in brown ink. Elegantly bound in recent dark green full morocco with gilt titles to spine, marbled end papers with gilt border, top edge gilt. With 2 illustrations by J. Noel Paton. A little age toning throughout with occasional spot, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 40982

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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)

Published by London ; Cambridge : Macmillan and Co. (1863)

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Item Description: London ; Cambridge : Macmillan and Co., 1863. 1st Edition. 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. 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. 1 Kg. 350 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 211734

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THE WATER-BABIES: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.

KINGSLEY, Charles

Published by Macmillan (1863)

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Item Description: Macmillan, 1863. First edition, second issue without the L'envoi leaf. Publisher's dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A very good copy indeed with the front end paper glued to the pastedown, but very bright and fresh with just a minimum of wear to the spine ends and a minor mark to the back panel. Contemporary ownership name to front blank and title. A handsome copy. Two black and white plates by J. Noel Paton. Bookseller Inventory # 29302

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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)

Published by London ; Cambridge : Macmillan and Co. (1863)

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Item Description: London ; Cambridge : Macmillan and Co., 1863. 1st Edition. 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. 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. 1 Kg. 350 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 211734

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The Water-Babies

KINGSLEY, Charles

Published by Constable and Company Ltd, London (1915)

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Item Description: Constable and Company Ltd, London, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. ROBINSON, W Heath (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to., 22 x 17pp green cloth with gilt stamped titles and image to the front and spine. Top edge green x, 319pp, 8 full page colour plates including tissue guarded frontispiece and 95 black and white images. Very scarce original dust jacket with 6/- price to the spine The boards are clean and bright with only a little rubbing to the spine tips and fore edge corners. There is slight bumping to the fore edge corners of the upper board. Internally, the book is clean and without inscriptions and only slight toning to the free endpapers and one or two spots within the book itself. The extremely scarce dust jacket is toned to the spine and is separated into two parts. There is loss to the fore edge corners and to the spine tips ranging from 5mm to 2.5cm. All in all a very good+ copy of this beautifully illustrated book together with the rarely seen original dust jacket. If you would like any additional images or information, please do not hesitate to ask us. Bookseller Inventory # 000512

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

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1863)

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co., London, 1863. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by J. Noel Paton (illustrator). First Edition. Second Printing. First edition, second state (without the L'envoi leaf). Publisher's full dark green cloth with embossed gilt illustration on the front cover, gilt ruled lines on the borders of the front cover, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g., fore-edge and bottom edge deckle, dark brown endpapers. Illustrated with 2 b&w plates by J. Noel Paton. . Head and heel of spine have been repaired, blank preliminary page has been removed, one small droplet mark on bottom edge of rear cover, former owner's 3½" x 1" name label on front endpaper, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD+. . B&W drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 350 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 19819

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

ROBINSON, W. Heath) KINGSLEY, Charles.

Published by London, Constable & Co., 1915 (1915)

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Item Description: London, Constable & Co., 1915, 1915. Octavo. Recent green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some light foxing to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy handsomely bound. 8 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. First Robinson Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 51781

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Water Babies (with L'envoi leaf)

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan, London (1863)

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Item Description: Macmillan, London, 1863. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Paton, J. Noel (illustrator). First Edition. Later blue full-leather binding, thin gilt border, Bayntun of Bath, marbled end-papers, gilt page edges, original binding bound into the back of the book. (See photos.) Has the L'envoi poem, after the dedications page. The original front cover, spine, and back cover cloth occupy the last few pages of the book, after the page advertising The Fairy Book. Bund (sic) by Bayntun (Riviere), Bath, England, printed in very small letters in top left corner on reverse of front end-paper. Spine faded, back cover a little scratched, and superficial marks to front cover. Light foxing appears, to a greater or lesser degree, thoroughout the book. Any enquiries welcome. Extra postage costs will be needed to cover insurance. Bookseller Inventory # 001764

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The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

Published by Humphrey Milford, UK (1920)

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Item Description: Humphrey Milford, UK, 1920. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good++. A E Jackson (illustrator). New Edition. New Edition Circa 1920.1st printing of this edition. Illustrated in colour and black and white by A.E. Jackson. Includes sixteen full colour plates. Book is very good++ and very bright. Contents good with occasional light foxing. Name to inner page. The complete wrapper is very good++ and very bright. Light soiling to spine and rear edge. A lovely example and rare in this condition. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 10311 Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012705

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

KINGSLEY, Rev. Charles

Published by T.O.H.P. Burnham, Boston (1864)

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Item Description: T.O.H.P. Burnham, Boston, 1864. Hardcover. First edition. Blue cloth gilt. Professionally rebacked, with endpapers replaced, else a fine copy of this children's classic. See this book in 3D on our site. Bookseller Inventory # 75893

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The Water Babies

Kingsley, Charles

Published by MacMillan, London (1885)

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Item Description: MacMillan, London, 1885. Full Leather Pictorial Gilt. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Linley Sambourne (illustrator). New Edition. Small 4to. pp [6], 372 with 100 illustrations from wood engravings by Linley Sambourne in the text. Specially bound in full dark green leather with beautiful gilt Sambourne pictures on the front and back covers. Gilt decoration on the inside of both boards. Gilt patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. Foxing to first and last few pages, Inside front hinge cracking. Nick in binding at head of spine. Ownership inscription on front-free endpaper. A very pretty book. Bookseller Inventory # 018153

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The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

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Item Description: Macmillan, 1863. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition second issue bound in contemporary half green leather spine with gilt decorative compartments very slightly worn otherwise good and sound with contemporary inscription dated 1863. End papers foxed and occasional spotting. Lacks the L'Envoi leaf. Bookseller Inventory # 000024

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The Water-Babies

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Dodd Mead & Company, New York. (1916)

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Item Description: Dodd Mead & Company, New York., 1916. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Smith, Jesse Wilcox (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. First edition thus with Smith illustrations (Nudelman A46). This First American edition was published four years prior to the British edition. With all 11 color plates and frontispiece intact, pictorial end papers, and numerous two tone green & black illustrations in text, as well as chapter title surrounds. Green cover boards are clean with little wear, gold gilt titles are bright, slight chip (less than 1 inch long by 1/16 inch wide) from circular illustration pasted to front cover). One white spot (the size of a pen tip) on front panel. Slight wear at head and toe of spine panel. Interior is clean and bright with no marking. Binding is solid. This is a Victorian classic, first published in 1863: the adventures of a chimney sweep, who is abducted by fairies and changed into a water baby. A nice collectible copy of a charmingly illustrated book. Bookseller Inventory # 003167

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The Water-Babies

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Dodd, Mead and Company, New York (1916)

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Item Description: Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 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. Bookseller Inventory # 846

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The Water-Babies

Charles Kingsley

Published by Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston-New York (1915)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston-New York, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Issued. First. Tight, clean and bright in a never before seen box. Eight colored plates and nearly 100 black and white illustrations meticulously rendered by the incomparable W. Heath Robinson. Our volume is protected by a slip case, which allows you to view the pictoral cover. Bookseller Inventory # 33

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The Water Babies. Illustrated in colour By A.E. Jackson.

JACKSON, A.E.] KINGSLEY, Charles.

Published by London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press. [1920] (1920)

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Item Description: London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press. [1920], 1920. FIRST JACKSON ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large 8vo., 16 mounted colour plates. Oriignal gilt-pictorial boards in illustrated dust-wrapper. Book is fine; jacket with a couple of nicks and tears, rubbed to extremities, age-toned to spine. An attractive copy. The popular Victorian morality tale concerns Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river after encountering an upper-class girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house. Here he is transformed into a 'water baby', and begins a new life and education in the underwater community of water babies and fairies. Bookseller Inventory # 42693

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Smith, Jessie Wilcox] The Bookman Portfolio Containing Plates From The Water-Babies

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London (1920)

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Item Description: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1920. First edition. Folio. Pictorial heavy laid paper wrappers reproducing a line drawing from Smith's famous illustrated Water Babies (1916, Dodd, Mead and Co. This scarce portfiolo has three tipped-in color plates from the book ("And there he saw the last of the Gairfowl"; "He felt how comfortable it was to have nothing on but himself" and "Upon the snow-white pillow, lay the most beautiful little girl"), all on captioned pages with green line drawing from the book. Complete. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 374

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The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

Published by George Allen and Unwin, UK (1930)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, UK, 1930. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good++. George Soper (illustrator). New Edition. New Edition Circa 1930. Illustrated in colour and black and white by George Soper. Book is very good++ and very bright. Spine very slioghtly darkened. Contents good with inscription to inner page. Small bookplate to iner page. The complete wrapper is very good++ and quite bright. Edges rubbed and nicked. A nice example and un-common in this condition. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012776

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The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley, Rev.

Published by Macmillan, London (1864)

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Item Description: Macmillan, London, 1864. Quarter Leather,Hard Back. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated (illustrator). Second Edition. This early copy has been beautifully & professionally rebound in green leather with raised bands gilt titles & embelishments in the compartments & dated at the foot of the spine, it retains the original gilt on black circle with picture of the water baby on the front cover, unforunately it lacks one plate otherwise an exceptional copy. Bookseller Inventory # 002767

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The Water-Babies

Charles Kingsley

Published by Raphael Tuck (1915)

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck, 1915. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Mabel Lucie Atwell (illustrator). First Edition. 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 shelfwear, rubbed edges and corners. Light foxing on first few pages through to title page, and on last few pages including some of the advertising pages. Remaining text is clean and unmarked, slightly toned. Hinges are perfect. Binding shows throughjust a bit between pages in a few spots, All stitching appears intact, no loose pages. Scarce. Very nice copy. Hard Cover. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 21748

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The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

Published by Humphrey Milford, UK (1920)

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Item Description: Humphrey Milford, UK, 1920. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. A E Jackson (illustrator). New Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. New Edition Circa 1920.1st printing of this edition. Illustrated in colour and black and white by A.E. Jackson. Includes sixteen full colour plates. Book is very good+ and quite bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Spine slightly dulled. Rear board a little marked and lightened. Contents good with occasional light foxing. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 9842 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 011948

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The Water Babies a fairy tale for a land baby

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Constable and Company Limited, London (1915)

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Item Description: Constable and Company Limited, London, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Robinson, W. Heath (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo. Pp x, 319. 8 colour plates and other illustrations. Original cloth, gilt. Top edge stained green. Spine dull. Scattered foxing. A sound copy if a trifle tired. Bookseller Inventory # 08370

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Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

Published by Dent (1908)

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Item Description: Dent, 1908. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Impression of this Dent impression from 1908 (undated) with 8 colour plates illustrated by Margaret Tarrant in excellent condition, no markings, pages clean, please see pics, no jacket as issued, paypal accepted any questions please get in touch. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11181914749

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The Water Babies

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Hodder and Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Company, London (1919)

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From: Norman Macdonald's Collection (Mold Flintshire, ., United Kingdom)

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Item Description: Hodder and Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Company, London, 1919. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith (illustrator). [ Undated - Ink Inscription 1929. A very appealing copy, but undated, possibly the 1919 edition, or more likely 1929, in view of the ink inscription neatly to front free endpaper Xmas 1929. In the original dark green gilt decorated covers, clean bright condition, no marks, very light rubs at spine ends. 12 beautiful tipped in colour plates as called for. Pages excellent. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 021609

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The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

Published by Boots the Chemist, Nottingham

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From: Gillian James Books (Nottingham, NTT, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: Boots the Chemist, Nottingham. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good/fair. Jessie Willcox Smith (illustrator). First in This Edition. All the colour plates are present as are the guards. The pages on clean and bright although foxed to the margins in places. The page edges are slightly grubby and extensively foxed. There is a gift inscription from 1931. The endpapers are slightly grubby. The cover is very clean and bright with slight feint mildew staining. The jacket is complete but chipped with some rips to the folds. The jacket is clean and bright for its age. Now in a clear protective removable folder. Too heavy to send out of Europe by airmail without additional payment. Book. Bookseller Inventory # m4888

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