The Water-Babies; A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby
The Water-Babies; A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby
GOBLE, Warwick (illustrator).  Charles KINGSLEY (author). The Water-Babies; A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.
GOBLE, Warwick (illustrator).  Charles KINGSLEY (author). The Water-Babies; A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.

GOBLE, Warwick (illustrator). Charles KINGSLEY (author). The Water-Babies; A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.

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GOBLE, Warwick (illustrator). Charles KINGSLEY (author). The Water-Babies; A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby. London; Macmillan And Co., Limited. 1910.

8vo. Original mid-green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt to upper board, lettered gilt to spine, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, in original repeat dustwrapper in turquoise and yellow; pp. [vi], vii-viii + 273 + [i] + [6] publisher's list; with 16 fine and beautiful coloured plates; a bright fine copy preserved from discoloration by the jacket, internally very good with the usual vertical strip of offset-browning and pale scattered spotting, to endpapers; unusually retaining the original frontispiece tissue; the very scarce dustwrapper rubbed and dust-soiled with some marking and scuffing, chipping to spine ends and corners, and archival tissue to the inside at upper joint fold to neatly reattach the upper panel, without loss.
First edition in this reduced format by Goble; it first appeared in 1909 with double the number of plates, which were additionally mounted at large. One of the prettiest editions of this classic.

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