Results (1 - 30) of 690

Show results for

Product Type

  • All Product Types
  • Books (690)
  • Magazines & Periodicals
  • Comics
  • Sheet Music
  • Art, Prints & Posters
  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Manuscripts &
    Paper Collectibles

Refine by

Condition

Binding

Collectible Attributes

Free Shipping

Seller Location

Seller Rating

WATER BABIES: KINGSLEY, CHARLES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

Used
Hardcover
Signed

Quantity Available: 1

From: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA (Pound Ridge, NY, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 24,200.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: GOBLE, WARWICK (illustrator). (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. Seller Inventory # 36391

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 1.

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

Kingsley The Rev. Charles

Published by London Macmillan and Company 1863 (1863)

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 4-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 4,345.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 2.

WATER BABIES: KINGSLEY, CHARLES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

Used
Hardcover

Quantity Available: 1

From: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA (Pound Ridge, NY, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 2,750.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: GOBLE, WARWICK (illustrator). (GOBLE,WARWICK)illus. WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London: Macmillan 1909. Thick 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/2"), bound in full vellum with gilt pictorial cover top edge gilt, silk ties, slight spotting on cover edge and endpaper and cover very slightly bowed, VG+ clean and fresh copy. This 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. This is one of the most if not the most beautiful 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: "None of these in either artistic or financial terms approaches the sumptuous edition of 1909" (this edition). Very scarce. Seller Inventory # 37901

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 3.

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

KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

Used
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

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

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 2,662.93
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 18.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 4.

THE WATER-BABIES, A FAIRY TALE FOR A: Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan, London (1863)

Used
Hardcover
Signed
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: First Folio A.B.A.A. (Paris, TN, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 4-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 2,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: Macmillan, London, 1863. First edition. 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. Seller Inventory # 17336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 5.

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

GOBLE, Warwick; KINGSLEY, Charles

Published by Macmillan (1909)

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Jonkers Rare Books (Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 2,458.09
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 19.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 6.

GOBLE, Warwick.) KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

Used
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

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

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 2,389.81
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 18.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 7.

ORIGINAL SIGNED PEN AND INK DRAWING. Published: ROBINSON. WILLIAM. HEATH.

ROBINSON. WILLIAM. HEATH. ; Kingsley. Charles.

Published by Published in the 1915 book issued by Constable. 1915 (1915)

Used
Signed

Quantity Available: 1

From: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member. (London, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 2,389.81
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: Published in the 1915 book issued by Constable. 1915, 1915. No Binding. Condition: Fine. ORIGINAL ARTWORK. The wonderful full page illustration appears on page 46 of the First Heath Robinson edition of Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies, Published by Constable & Company of London in 1915. The pen and ink drawing, signed by the artist, shows the old Dame, the teacher at the School in Vendale, seated with a dirty and exhausted Tom stood before her. Fine condition. The page measures 22.5 x 31 cms and is double mounted, framed, and glazed. The frame measures 67 x 55 cms and has the ink stamp of Heath Robinson's agent on the rear. A rubbed and worn copy of the 1915 First Edition is included in the price and will be sent with the drawing. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 8884

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 8.

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

Kingsley, Charles

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

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: LOE BOOKS (Launceston, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 2,041.58
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 12.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 9.

Goble, Warwick; Kingsley, Charles;

Published by Macmillan & Co., London (1909)

Used
Hardcover

Quantity Available: 1

From: Garland Books (Dundee, SCOT, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 1,980.13
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 19.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: Macmillan & Co., London, 1909. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. Limited Edition of 260 copies. An exemplary copy of a superb book. The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby, illustrated by Warwick Goble, First Limited (to 260) copies edition of 1909. With 32 tipped-in lithograph plates on dark brown mounts, under captioned tissues. The plates are after watercolour drawings in Art Nouveau style, some of Warwick Goble's finest watercolours are included. Height of Art Nouveau period. Superb 20th century Japanese parchment binding with new silk ties. All plates perfect without creases or marks. A bright, clean, ummarked copy in fine condition. No previous owners' signatures or inscriptions. A superb copy. Additional photos upon request. Seller Inventory # ABE-1506974928708

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 10.

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)

Used
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. (Calabasas, CA, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 1,850.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 11.

GOBLE, Warwick.) KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

Used
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

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

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 1,707.01
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 18.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 12.

WATER BABIES: KINGSLEY

KINGSLEY

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA (Pound Ridge, NY, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 1,375.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 13.

KINGSLEY (Charles)

Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1863)

Used
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: George Bayntun ABA ILAB PBFA (Bath, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 4-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 1,222.22
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 19.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 14.

KINGSLEY, Charles

Published by London: Macmillan and Co. (1909)

Used

Quantity Available: 1

From: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB) (Lewes, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 1,140.28
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 26078

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 15.

About this Item: Hildesheim : Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968 ( reprographischer ND der Ausg. London 1880-1885 )., 1968. 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. Seller Inventory # 11546

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 16.

The Water-Babies: KINGSLEY, Charles

KINGSLEY, Charles

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

Used
Hardcover

Quantity Available: 1

From: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 4-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 850.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: Dodd, Mead & Co, New York, 1916. hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 165076

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 17.

Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875)

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

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: MW Books Ltd (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 844.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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.; 8vo 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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 18.

Kingsley, Charles (1819-1875)

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

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: MW Books Ltd. (Galway, Ireland)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 832.57
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 11.57
From Ireland to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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.; 8vo 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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 19.

Water-Babies: Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley

Published by McMillan Company, London (1864)

Used
Hardcover

Quantity Available: 1

From: mclin haven books [IOBA] (Elton, WI, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 4-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 810.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: McMillan Company, London, 1864. leather Bound. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. J. Noel Paton (illustrator). 2nd Edition. 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 tinted red. Decorative inside covers front and back, slight crack in the front inside gutter. No tears, bent pages, previous owners label on the inside front cover and a presentation note on the post flyleaf. No Dust Jacket. Some age browning and foxing, especially at the beginning and end of the book, minor splitting to the end papers. The text is bright and clean, some illustration have some light foxing. Binding is secure, a solid collectible children's book. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 0003911

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 20.

THE WATER-BABIES: Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd. (1909)

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA (Tintern, MON, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 759.56
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 21.

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

KINGSLEY, Charles.

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

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Minster Gate Bookshop (est. 1970) (YORK, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 751.08
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 22.

WATER BABIES: KINGSLEY, CHARLES

KINGSLEY, CHARLES

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA (Pound Ridge, NY, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 743.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 23.

Kingsley Charles

Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1909)

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 718.77
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 29.29
From Italy to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 24.

The Water Babies - A Fairy Tale: KINGSLEY, Charles

KINGSLEY, Charles

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

Used

Quantity Available: 1

From: Stephen Foster - ABA, ILAB, & PBFA (London, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 682.80
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: Macmillan & Co, 1863, London, 1863. Full Calf. Condition: Good. Paton, J. Noel (illustrator). First Edition, First Issue. [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. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 29871

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 25.

KINGSLEY.CHARLES.; NOEL PATON.J.Illustrates.

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

Used

Quantity Available: 1

From: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member. (London, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 682.80
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: Macmillan and Co.London.,1863., 1863. FIRST EDITION.Large 8vo.(8.1 x 6.4 inches).Second state,without with the L'Envoi leaf.Two full page illustrations by Noel Paton.Some occasional light foxing to a few pages,mostly to the margins.Finely bound in early twentieth century calf leather binding by Riviere.Spine with five raised bands,each with gilt piping.Compartments ruled,decorated and lettered in gilt.Tan cloth on boards.Marbled endpapers.Top edge gilt.Overall a near fine,highly attractive copy of this Victorian classic.:chil.mfes.bind.illu. Seller Inventory # 4749

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 26.

The Water-Babies: Kingsley, Charles

Kingsley, Charles

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

Used
Hardcover

Quantity Available: 1

From: mclin haven books [IOBA] (Elton, WI, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 4-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 620.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

About this Item: Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1916. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Smith, Jessie Willcox (illustrator). 1st edition Thus. 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 illustrators most desirable works. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, bindings are secure, a solid collectible book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 0003778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 27.

The Water-Babies: KINGSLEY, Charles

KINGSLEY, Charles

Published by Constable and Company Ltd, London (1915)

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Rainford & Parris Books - PBFA (Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 614.52
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 25.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 28.

THE WATER-BABIES: ANDERSON, Anne; KINGSLEY,

ANDERSON, Anne; KINGSLEY, Charles

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

Used
Hardcover
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Jonkers Rare Books (Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 564.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 19.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 29.

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

KINGSLEY, Rev. Charles

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

Used
First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.)

Seller Rating: 5-star rating

Add to Basket
Price: US$ 550.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller 30.

Results (1 - 30) of 690