1936 The Water Babies
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
In the original unclipped dustwrapper.
'The Water-Babies' is a children's fairy tale that was extremely popular when it was published, an exciting tale following Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river and is transformed into a water-baby.
Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and eleven colour plates.
Written by Charles Kingsley. Kingsley was a priest for the Church of England, and was a friend and correspondent of Charles Darwin, writing this novel partly in satire of 'In Origin of Species'.
Illustrated by A. E. Jackson.
Bookplate to B. Mullett to the front paste down.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the spine and extremities. A few minor marks to the boards. Bookplate to the front paste down. Dustwrapper is edge worn with some chips and closed tears, repaired to the reverse and front flyleaf. Tear to the front joint of the wrap. Some spots and a couple of small tidemarks to the wraps. Internally, generally firmly bound, with a few pages repaired with tape to the gutter. Pages are bright with some spots.
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