Stock Image

The Water-Babies

Kingsley, Charles, Illustrated by Sambourne, Linley

5,658 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0805512071 / ISBN 13: 9780805512076
Published by New York: A. L. Burt
Hardcover
From Novelty Shop Antiques & Books (Novelty, OH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 24, 1999

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 30.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A very nice copy of Kingsley's classic. Although undate binding appears to be early 1900s. Blue cloth coverd boards. Corners bumped. TEG. 361 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 000206

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Water-Babies

Publisher: New York: A. L. Burt

Binding: Hardcover

About this title

Synopsis:

The adventures of a runaway chimney sweep who is taken by the faires and changed into a water baby.

From the Back Cover:

Among the most popular children?s books of the Victorian period, The Water-Babies continues to delight readers of all ages. It tells the story of a young boy named Tom, who escapes his harsh life as a chimney sweep by being transformed into a ?water-baby.? His adventures underwater introduce him to strange animals, gentle fairies, and exotic seascapes, and Kingsley frequently digresses from the mythical narrative with his commentary on political and scientific topics. Many of Linley Sambourne?s remarkable illustrations from the 1886 edition are included in the text of the novel.

This Broadview edition reproduces the first edition of The Water-Babies, published in 1863. The appendices include a broad selection of other 19th-century children?s literature and excerpts from Kingsley?s essays on evolution, hygiene, and education.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

The Novelty Shop Antiques & Books
14948 Chillicothe Rd.
Novelty, Ohio 44072
(440) 338-5287

  1. All books subject to prior sale.
  2. Books requested will be held 10 days.
  3. Payment may be made by check or money order. Checks delay shipping.
  4. If you are in the US and the book is not oversize, BOOK RATE SHIPPING is $4.00 for the first book and $1.00 each additional or FIRST CLASS SHIPPING is $5.50 for the first book and $2.50 for each additional.
  5. Overseas shipping at cost plus a $2.00 handling fee, regardles...
More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal