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WATER BABIES: KINGSLEY,CHARLES

KINGSLEY,CHARLES

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Item Description: (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. Bookseller Inventory # 36391

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COSWAY BINDING] | Kingsley, Charles | Rivière & Son | Sambourne, Linley |

Published by London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. (1885)

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Item Description: London: Macmillan and Co., 1885., 1885. A Fine Cosway Binding with a Portrait Miniature on Ivory by Miss C.B. Currie[COSWAY BINDING]. KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. New Edition. With One Hundred Illustrations by Linley Sambourne. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885.First edition illustrated by Linley Sambourne (first published in book form in 1863, with illustrations by Noel Paton). Small quarto (7 15/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 202 x 158 mm.). viii, 371, [1, printer’s imprint] pp. Wood-engravings text illustrations.In a fine Cosway Binding by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of full red crushed levant morocco. Covers with gilt triple fillet border, front cover set a fine rectangular miniature portrait on ivory under bevelled glass (3 1/2 x 2 5/8 inches; 89 x 66 mm.) of Charles Kingsley by Miss C.B. Currie, within an inner gilt double fillet border and a wide outer gilt floral and leaf border (in the style of Charles MacLeish). Spine in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments, and decoratively tooled in gilt in a similar floral and leaf design in the remaining four compartments, with the date in gilt at the foot. Board edges with gilt double fillet, turn-ins ruled in gilt with similar gilt floral corner ornaments, dark green watered silk doublures and liners, all edges gilt. Stamped in gilt on the rear doublure: "Miniatures by C.B. Currie." Additionally stamped in gilt on the fore-edges of the front and rear boards: "Cosway Binding" and "Invented by J.H. Stonehouse." An inserted certificate leaf signed by both Stonehouse and Currie and numbered in ink identifies the present copy as being "No. 951 of the Cosway Bindings invented by J.H. Stonehouse, with Miniatures on Ivory by Miss Currie." Signed: J.H. Stonehouse, Inventor and C.B. Currie, Artist. Original front and rear blue cloth covers bound in at end. A superb example. Housed in a velvet-lined red cloth clamshell case.Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910), "English draughtsman, illustrator and designer, was born in London, on the 4th of January 1844. He was educated at the City of London School, and also received a few months’ education at the South Kensington School of Art. After a six years' ‘gentleman apprenticeship’ with John Penn & Son, marine engineers, Greenwich, his humorous and fanciful sketches made surreptitiously in the drawing-office of that firm were shown to Mark Lemon, editor of Punch, and at once secured him an invitation to draw for that journal. In April 1867 appeared his first sketch, ‘Pros and Cons,’ and from that time his work was regularly seen, with rare exceptions, in the weekly pages of Punch. In 1871 he was called to the Punch ‘table.’ At the beginning he made his name by his ‘social’ drawings and especially by his highly elaborated initial letters. He drew his first political cartoon, properly so-called, in 1884, and ten years later began regularly to design the weekly second cartoon, following Sir John Tenniel as chief cartoonist in 1901. Examples of his best work in book illustration are in Sir F.C. Burnand’s New Sandford and Merton (1872), and in Charles Kingsley’s Water Babies (1885), which contains some of his most delicate and delightful drawings. The design for the Diploma for the Fisheries Exhibition (1883) is of its kind one of the most extraordinary things in English art. As a political designer, while distinguished for wit and force, he was invariably refined and good-humoured to the uttermost; yet it is essentially as an artist that he takes his highest place. He died on the 3rd of August 1910. See M.H. Spielmann, The History of Punch (London, 1895)" (Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition). I. Bookseller Inventory # 00892

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KINGSLEY, Charles |

Published by London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1863. (1863)

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Item Description: London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1863., 1863. "Just Another Destitute Little Chimney-Sweep"or "The Oddest Fairy Tale That There Has Ever Been A Near Fine Copy Of The First Edition of The Water-BabiesKINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. London & Cambridge, 1863.First edition, first issue. Small square octavo (8 x 6 1/8 inches; 201 x 156mm). [viii], [1-3], 4-350, [1 advertisements], 1 blank. With the ‘L’Evoi’ leaf inserted after the dedication. Inserted frontispiece and full-page illustration opposite p. 145. With eight large engraved initial chapter letters.Original dark green fine-grain cloth, front cover with gilt triple-rule border enclosing a pictorial gilt center device depicting Tom, a Fish and a Sea-Horse. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Dark brown coated endpapers, top edge gilt. With the binders ticket of Burn of Kirby St., on the rear pastedown and a small booksellers ticket (John Smith & Son, Glasgow) on the front pastedown. Hinges just starting and top of spine with two very small splits. Otherwise a superlative copy, the gilt bright and fresh, of this scarce children’s classic. Housed in a fleece-lined green cloth clamshell case. Together with a letter dated July 6th, 1950, from David A. Randall (Scribner Book Store NY) to a a former owner (Eugene Grossman) stating "Incidentally, I have just heard from my London agent that you ordered a book (The Water Babies, 1st Issue) from an English catalogue which I wanted very much. If you get a good copy of this book you really have a scarce item.""Charles Kingsley was a rural vicar in Victorian England, and the "land-baby" of the sub-title was his youngest son, five-year-old Grenville Arthur. In writing this fairy tale about the underwater adventures of Tom, a chimney-sweep's climbing-boy, Kingsley uttered many a sermon. But along with his zeal for Anglican Christianity he also brought into play his enthusiasm for nature and his strong sense of indignation at the Victorian practice of using small children as laborers. This copy is from the rare first issue of the first edition. It contains a leaf bearing a poem, L'Envoi. 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). Bookseller Inventory # 01480

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THE WATER BABIES A fairy tale for: GOBLE, Warwick; KINGSLEY,

GOBLE, Warwick; KINGSLEY, Charles

Published by Macmillan (1909)

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Item Description: Macmillan, 1909. First Deluxe Edition, one of 260 large paper copies bound in full white vellum. Titles are stamped in gilt as is an upper cover vignette. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. A very good copy of this lovely book, vellum a little dusty. 32 beautiful colour plates all mounted on brown art paper and protected by captioned tissue guards. This is Goble's first gift book and what a triumph it is. One of the most beautiful versions of Kingsley's tale ever to have been produced. A contemporary review said, "Goble in his thirty-two beautiful colour plates . . . delights us. He has given us sand and sea, fish and fairies which captivate us at once; for delicacy of colouring and grace of line he has bettered his best, and the volume is a continuous pleasure." (Bookman 1909). Bookseller Inventory # 16427

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GOBLE, Warwick) KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

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Item Description: London, Macmillan & Co., 1909, 1909. Quarto. Bound in publisher's full vellum, gilt titles to spine, gilt pictorial motif to front board, complete with ties, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. General shelf wear to spine and boards, otherwise in very good condition. With thirty two tipped in mounted colour plates. Large paper "Edition De Luxe", one of only 260 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 23521

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GOBLE, Warwick) KINGSLEY, Charles.

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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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ROBINSON, W. Heath) KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

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Item Description: London, Constable & Co., 1915, 1915. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, pictorial block to the upper board taken from the original cover gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor foxing to a couple of pages, an excellent copy beautifully bound. 8 colour plates and many black and white illustrations throughout the text. First Robinson Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 38429

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THE WATER-BABIES A Fairy Tale for a: Kingsley, Charles

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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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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Montgomery, L. M. ; Charles Kingsley; J. M. Barrie; Spyri; Anna Sewell and Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Item Description: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. All 6 volumes Mint, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A pristine set. Bookseller Inventory # 83563

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WATER BABIES: KINGSLEY

KINGSLEY

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Item Description: (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. THE WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. NY: Dodd Mead (1916). Thick 4to (8 x 10 1/8"), green gilt cloth, round pictorial paste-on, AS NEW IN ORIGNAL PUBLISHER'S GLASSINE AND BOX WITH MOUNTED COLOR PLATE (box VG condition, slightly rubbed and light soil). 1st edition. 2nd issue with plain endpapers. An absolutely stunning copy of this classic, illustrated by Smith with cover plate, 12 large color plates plus beautiful black and green illustrations throughout the text. This is an uncommonly fine copy, rare in box. Bookseller Inventory # 26466

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KINGSLEY (Charles)

Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1863)

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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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KINGSLEY, Charles.

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Item Description: London: Macmillan and Co, 1909. Limited "Edition de Luxe", one of 260 copies. 4to. x, 273, (1) pp. Publisher's gilt lettered and decorated vellum, lacking the silk ties. Frontispiece and 31 colour plates, all tipped in with captioned tissue guards. Neatly recased in the original binding which is quite soiled and marked. Bookseller Inventory # 26078

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The Water-Babies. A Fairy Tale for a: Kingsley (Charles)

Kingsley (Charles)

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Item Description: Macmillan, 1863. FIRST EDITION, first issue with 'L'Envoi' poem opening text, engraved headpieces to each chapter, light handling marks and occasional faint spotting, bottom corner of one leaf torn off, pp. [vii], 350, [1], 8vo, original green cloth stamped in gilt to upper board with blind-stamped triple-fillet border to lower, bubbling of cloth to both boards with light scuffs and scratches, backstrip a little faded and rubbed, splitting along lower joint with three-inch section opened, corners a little turned-in and rubbed, brown endpapers with small bookseller's blind-stamp and bookplate tipped in to flyleaf, sound. The leaf following the dedication page in the first issue features the poem 'L'Envoi', which was suppressed during printing lest it cause offence - very few copies (said to be 200) retaining the leaf B1 were distributed. Bookseller Inventory # 53891

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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. 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 # 40982

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J. M. Barrie; George MacDonald; E. Nesbit; Charles Kingsley

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Item Description: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. Bookseller Inventory # 23837

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Item Description: Hildesheim : Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968 ( reprographischer ND der Ausg. London 1880-1885 )., 1968. Book Condition: Gut. 28 vols.. zus. DCIV, 10200 S. Mint and fresh with a bibliographical note by Edgar Mertner. Verlagsfrische Exemplare mit bibliographischer Notiz von Edgar Mertner Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 Kl.-8°, original cloth : weinrote OLwd. mit goldgeprägtem R-Schild und DT, hellgrauer Kopfschnitt. Bookseller Inventory # 11546

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The Water-Babies.: KINGSLEY, Charles.

KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

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Item Description: Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1916. hardcover. Book Condition: near fine. Smith, Jessie Willcox. (illustrator). 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. Bookseller Inventory # 165076

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THE WATER-BABIES: Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co Limited, 1909. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Goble, Warwick (illustrator). First edition.. 1st thus 1909. 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 and corners and cover edges. Foxing to endpapers, a few page margins and outer page edges. 4 plates have light creases. [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 2112052

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KINGSLEY, Charles

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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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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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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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KINGSLEY, Charles

Published by Macmillan & Co, 1863, London (1863)

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Item Description: Macmillan & Co, 1863, London, 1863. Full Calf. Book Condition: Good. Paton, J. Noel (illustrator). First Edition, First Issue. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 29871

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The Water-Babies: KINGSLEY, Charles

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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Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1863)

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From: Round Table Books, LLC (Glenview, IL, U.S.A.)

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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 Thus. 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: Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley

Published by Macmillan, London (1909)

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Item Description: Macmillan, London, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. No Jacket. Warwick Goble (illustrator). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First trade edition, 273pp + x + 2pages of publishers adverts, 32 tissue guarded plates by Warwick Goble. Book: Good+, green cloth boards with gilt vignette to front have fading as seen. Tips of corners slightly rubbed. Spine has been sympathetically rebacked by the Canterbury Bookbinders. Page edges gilt all round. Internally endpapers darkened and foxed, binding tight, occasional light foxing in text. Plates all present with tissue guards, loss to lower corner of tissue to plate facing p. 172, crease to lower corner of plate facing p. 177, otherwise plates all excellent. Heavy item, will require postal supplement. Please ask the bookseller for full photos and any other questions. Bookseller Inventory # 004537

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THE WATER-BABIES: Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan and Co Limited (1909)

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co Limited, 1909. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Goble, Warwick (illustrator). First edition.. 1st thus 1909. 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. Font 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. [R]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1308324

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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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Water Babies (with L'envoi leaf): Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan, London (1863)

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From: Paragon Books BA FSB (Sidmouth, United Kingdom)

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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.: SMITH, Jesie Willcox.)

SMITH, Jesie Willcox.) KINGSLEY, Charles.

Published by London: Boots the Chemist, [c. 1930] (1930)

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From: Peter Harrington. ABA member (London, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: London: Boots the Chemist, [c. 1930], 1930. Quarto. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover, gilt pictorial decoration to front cover. Contemporary presentation inscription to half-title, neat juvenile ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Spine rolled, light mark to back cover, touch of foxing to fore-edge and some leaves. A very good , bright copy. Frontispiece and 11 tipped-in plates by Jessie Willcox Smith (with captioned tissue guards), half-title, title page and illustrations in the text printed in green. First published with these charming illustrations in America by Dodd, Mead & Co. in 1916. "The large, lavish drawings Jessie Willcox Smith produced as colour plates for The Water-Babies in 1916 are among her most loved and admired works. She apparently thought highly of them as well because upon her death in 1935 she bequeathed all twelve to the Cabinet of American Illustration, a special collection of almost four thousand original drawings by the nation's most influential illustrators, preserved within the Prints and Photographs Division" (Library of Congress online, The Water-Babies: Illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith exhibition June-September 1999). Bookseller Inventory # 107938

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