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THE WATER-BABIES A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

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Author:
Publisher:
Publisher Location:
London
Year Published:
1909
Edition:
Edition De Luxe
Illustrator:
Warwick Goble
ISBN:
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Inventory No:
024193

Condition

Overall:
Near Fine
Dust jacket:
No Dust Jacket
Binding:
Hardcover
Size:
4to (23 x 29cm)

£1345.50

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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.

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