GOBLE, Warwick (illustrator). Charles KINGSLEY (author). The Water-Babies; A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. London; Macmillan And Co., Limited. 1927.
8vo. Original red cloth with gilt vignette to upper cover, spine lettered gilt, top edges gilt; pp. viii + 273 + [ii]; illustrated with 16 exquisite coloured plates; an unusually clean, sharp copy with a touch of fading to spine and upper edges, minor bruising to spine ends with one minute closed nick, and insignificant rubbing to corner tips; internally fine, with a prize label from Heath House School, Bromley, Kent, to upper pastedown.
Early edition illustrated by Goble in the reduced format. Originally published in 1909 with double the number of coloured plates. One of the loveliest illustrated interpretations of this nineteenth-century children's classic.