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WATER BABIES; A Fairy Tale for a: Kingsley The Rev.

Kingsley The Rev. Charles

Published by London Macmillan and Company 1863 (1863)

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About this Item: London Macmillan and Company 1863, 1863. First edition, 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. With two full page plates by J. Noel Paton and with a number of small illustrations used throughout as opening initials. 8vo, in a very fine and very handsome Bayntun of Bath binding of full navy crushed morocco, the covers decorated with handsome all-over geometric gilt framework tooling, the spine with gilt tooled raised bands separating compartments with matching geometric gilt decorations, two compartments gilt lettered, wide gilt decorated turn-ins and marbled endpapers, a.e.g., The publisher's original green cloth preserved and bound in the rear, the upper piece with central gilt Water Baby vignette, the spine piece gilt lettered. Also retained is the original half-title. Now all in preserved in a blue cloth slipcase with chemise. 350 pp. A very beautiful and very handsome copy, the text wonderfully bright and clean for this title, the fine binding pristine and perfect. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN A WONDERFUL BINDING BY BAYNTUN OF BATH. Kingsley's WATER BABIES was extremely popular and remained a mainstay of English children's literature for many decades. Kingsley wrote the work as part satire in support for Darwin's 'Origin of Species', which Kingsley had been one of the earliest public figures to praise. Within the tale Kingsley alludes to debates among biologists of its day, satirizing and at various times referring to Sir Roderick Murchison, Professor Richard Owen, Professor Thomas Henry Huxley, and of course, "Mr. Darwin" They, and the science of the period become explicitly part of the story. The story is also thematically concerned with Christian redemption, and Kingsley also used the book to argue that England treated its poor badly, and to question child labour. Unfortunate common prejudices of its day, particularly in reference to Americans, Jews, blacks, Catholics and the Irish, have led to the story's fall from popularity. Seller Inventory # 28153

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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a: KINGSLEY, Charles.

KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

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About this Item: London: Macmillan and Co., 1863, 1863. 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. Bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper verso. Boards slightly bowed, grease spot to rear cover, small tear and loss to final leaf, not affecting text; an excellent copy. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, plate and woodcut initials. First edition, first issue, with the "L'Envoi" leaf: "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). Kingsley's book initiated the first golden age of children's books in England: he "was the first writer in England, perhaps the first in the world, except for H. C. Andersen, to discover that a children's book can be the perfect vehicle for an adult's most personal and private concerns it was quite different from anything else written for children in a small space, it managed to discover and explore almost all the directions that children's books would take over the next 100 years" (Carpenter, Secret Gardens). Seller Inventory # 120414

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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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About this Item: 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). Seller Inventory # 16427

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GOBLE, Warwick.) KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 38875

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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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About this Item: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., London, 1909. Hardcover. 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). Seller Inventory # 024193

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Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby,: KINGSLEY, Charles; PATON,

KINGSLEY, Charles; PATON, J. Noel, illustrator

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

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About this Item: 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: Macmillan and Co., 1863.First edition, second state. Small square octavo (8 x 6 1/8 inches; 203 x 155 mm.). [viii], [3], 4-350, [1 advertisements], 1 blank. Without the 'L'Envoi' leaf which was canceled early on by Kingsley. 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. Unidentified rectangular bookplate on front paste-down. A couple of small and very light spots on front cover, inner hinges with partial expert and almost invisible repairs. Otherwise a superlative copy, the gilt bright and fresh, of this scarce children's classic. Contemporary neat ink inscription on verso of front end-paper dated "Xmas 1863." Housed in a fleece-lined, quarter green morocco over green cloth clamshell case. "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. The difference between the first and second states is solely the removal of the L'Envoi leaf. The first state "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).Grolier 100, 34. Seller Inventory # 04043

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GOBLE, Warwick.) KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 31785

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WATER BABIES: KINGSLEY

KINGSLEY

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About this Item: SMITH, JESSIE WILLCOX (illustrator). (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. Seller Inventory # 26466

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KINGSLEY (Charles)

Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1863)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 1260

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Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875)

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

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About this Item: 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 of the book had already been printed (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Very good copy in a fine period binding - Professionally and sympathetically rebacked with the spine laid back. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Gilt-blocked leather label (somewhat worn) to spine, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Gilt and blind-tooled double-lined borders to panels. "Honoris Causa" gilt-stamped on front panel - "Eliot Place" on rear. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Scattered foxing around prelims and terminal leaves. Marginal foxing evident around the second plate facing p.145. Water staining also evident along bottom of prelims., including the frontis. and title page. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8" - 9" tall; 350 pages; 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. Seller Inventory # 211734

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Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875)

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

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About this Item: 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 of the book had already been printed (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Very good copy in a fine period binding - Professionally and sympathetically rebacked with the spine laid back. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Gilt-blocked leather label (somewhat worn) to spine, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Gilt and blind-tooled double-lined borders to panels. "Honoris Causa" gilt-stamped on front panel - "Eliot Place" on rear. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Scattered foxing around prelims and terminal leaves. Marginal foxing evident around the second plate facing p.145. Water staining also evident along bottom of prelims., including the frontis. and title page. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 350 pages; 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. Seller Inventory # 211734

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THE WATER-BABIES: Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

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About this Item: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1909. Hardback. 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]. Seller Inventory # 2112052

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

KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

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About this Item: London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1863., 1863. First edition, first issue (with L’envoi page preceding text), 8vo., pp.350, half chestnut brown calf, red title label gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, b/w frontispiece and plates, in-text vignettes; occasional light fingermarking and light foxing to margins, water-staining to margins of half title and frontispiece, small rubbed area to marbled-paper covering of front board, a bright and otherwise near-fine copy. Seller Inventory # 27533

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WATER BABIES: KINGSLEY, CHARLES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

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About this Item: ATTWELL, MABEL LUCIE (illustrator). (ATTWELL,MABEL LUCIE)illus. WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London, Paris: Raphael Tuck & NY: David Mckay, no date, circa 1920. 4to (7 1/2 x 9 7/8"), blue cloth, light cover soil, VG+. 1st U.S. edition. Illustrated by Attwell with 12 beautiful color plates plus many charming line illustrations throughout the text. Seller Inventory # 38431

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Kingsley Charles

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About this Item: Macmillan and Co., London, 1909. Legatura editoriale in piena tela con titoli al ds. ed una grande illustrazione impressa in oro al piatto anteriore. Tagli dorati. Ds. sbiadito e con alcuni piccoli restauri. Lievi fioriture. Nel complesso esemplare in più che buono stato di conservazione. Prima edizione con le illustrazioni di W. Goble. Raro. 8vo (cm. 24,7), X-273(1) pp., 1 c.nn. di catalogo editoriale. Con 32 tavv. a colori applicate su cartoncino e protette da velina parlante (di cui una in antiporta). Seller Inventory # 6015

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The Water-Babies: KINGSLEY, Charles

KINGSLEY, Charles

Published by Constable and Company Ltd, London (1915)

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About this Item: Constable and Company Ltd, London, 1915. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 000512

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THE WATER-BABIES: ANDERSON, Anne; KINGSLEY,

ANDERSON, Anne; KINGSLEY, Charles

Published by T.C. & E.C. Jack (1924)

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About this Item: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1924. First edition illustrated by Anne Anderson. 4to. Beige cloth with pictorial colour onlay. In the original pictorial dustwrapper. A very good copy indeed, rear endpapers a little browned and back board of book and dustwrapper with some small indentations. The dustwrapper is a little dusty and spine worn, but attractive nonetheless. Pictorial endpapers, twelve colour plates and numerous line drawings in the text. Seller Inventory # 37452

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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a: KINGSLEY, Rev. Charles

KINGSLEY, Rev. Charles

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

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About this Item: T.O.H.P. Burnham, Boston, 1864. Condition: Fine. First edition. Blue cloth gilt. Professionally rebacked, with endpapers replaced, else a fine copy of this children's classic. Seller Inventory # 75893

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THE WATER-BABIES: Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

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About this Item: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1909. Hardback. 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]. Seller Inventory # 1308324

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The Water Babies: Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley

Published by Humphrey Milford, UK (1920)

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About this Item: Humphrey Milford, UK, 1920. Decorative Cloth. 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. Seller Inventory # 012705

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

Kingsley, Charles

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About this Item: Macmillan, London, 1863. Full-Leather. 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. Seller Inventory # 001764

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WATER BABIES, illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith: Smith, illus.] Kingsley

Smith, illus.] Kingsley Charles

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

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About this Item: London Hodder and Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Company [1919], 1919. First edition thus with Smith's illustrations, London Hodder/Boots issue. With 12 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, green and black decorated titlepage and numerous illustrations printed in green throughout the text, all by Jessie Wilcox Smith. 4to, publisher’s bright forest-green cloth with beautifully designed gilt pictorial cover from Ms. Wilcox Smith's designs, and lettered in gilt on both the spine and upper cover. ix, 240 pp. A fine and bright copy of this beautiful book, the book is typically found with heavy foxing, this copy has only a few minor light spots along the page edges and the mildest hint at the prelims, the green cloth is especially sharp and vivid. A BEAUTIFUL COPY ILLUSTRATED BY WILCOX SMITH AND LOVINGLY PRODUCED FOR BOOTS THE CHEMIST. Originally, Kingsley’s WATER BABIES was published in 1863 as a story for the very young. The author’s daughter wrote of Kingsley’s sources for the work, "Places he had seen, and many more he had read and dreamed of in his father’s fine library of voyages and travels, fairies and men of science, fads and foibles, education true and false, Pandora’s box and sanitary science-a matter always dear to his heart-the ways of beasts and birds, fishes and insects, of plant and tree and rock, of river and tide, are all interwoven here with the deepest truths of life and living, of morals and religion. So that while the book enchants the child, it gives the wise man food for thought."-preface. The imaginative range of this book with its many undersea adventures presented Jessie Willcox Smith with intense artistic challenge. The result was a collection of 12 delightful illustrations considered by many the culmination of her technical ability and artistic vision. "Happy are the children who get their first ideas of the marvels of nature all around them from such a lesson-book as this.And perchance, when they are grown men and women, and, like Tom, have won their spurs in the great battle, they may look back with thankful hearts to certain pages in The Water Babies." (–from the original preface written by Rose G. Kingsley to her father's fairy tale). Seller Inventory # 26415

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THE WATER-BABIES: Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan & Co. (1863)

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About this Item: Macmillan & Co., 1863. Hardback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Paton, Joseph Noel (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1863. Good condition with no wrapper. Green cloth, gilt vignette and border to front, gilt title to spine. 2 b/w plates. First edition, first issue, with verse L'Envoi. Top edge gilt. 350 pages. Spine professionally re-backed retaining original title-strip. Corners bumped. Some marks to covers. New endpapers. Ink stamp (Melchet Court, Romsey) to half-title. Foxing throughout and some grubby fingermarks. [R]. Seller Inventory # 1315234

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THE WATER-BABIES: Kingsley , Charles

Kingsley , Charles

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

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About this Item: Dodd & Mead Co., New York, 1916. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Jessie Willcox Smith (illustrator). 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 & white line drawings . A very collectable childrens book . Condition : Very Good with bumped corned light edge ware , a clean tight binding and complete copy . Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 111514-W

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Charles Kingsley

Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (1986)

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About this Item: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1986. 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. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. Seller Inventory # 94333

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Kingsley, Charles; Jessie Willcox Smith (Illustrator).

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About this Item: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1986. 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. ; Illustrated Children's Classics; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. Seller Inventory # 83332

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WATER BABIES: KINGSLEY, CHARLES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

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About this Item: JONES, HAROLD (illustrator). KINGSLEY,CHARLES. WATER BABIES with text specially prepared by Kathleen Lines. London: Victor Gollancz (1961). 8vo, cloth, 222p., fine in slightly worn dust wrapper. 1st edition. Wonderfully illustrated by HAROLD JONES with his intricately detailed line illustrations, beautiful color dust wrapper and pictorial endpapers. Seller Inventory # 25929

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The Water-Babies: Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 846

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Kingsley, Charles

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

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About this Item: Macmillan and Co. 1863, London & Cambridge, 1863. Full Morocco. Condition: Very Good. Paton, J. Noel (illustrator). First Edition. First edition, second issue. 350, (1) pp. Later full green morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & lettering. Top edge gilt. Gilt turn-ins. Marks to front board. Early ink inscription to half-title. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Binding firm. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 55793

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Kingsley, Charles

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About this Item: New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, (1916). First edition thus. 4to. Light water damage to top edge of prelims, and light wear to extremities--otherwise a handsome copy. Seller Inventory # 010845

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