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THE WATER BABIES

Written by Charles Kingsley
Illustrated by Molly B. Thomson
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press

THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Katharine Cameron.
Stock no. 2131203
Circa. 1920. Hardback. Very good condition.

Green cloth, dark green titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. 8 pretty colour plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Couple of nicks to cloth at corners. Spine is a little darkened. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins. All plates present.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Stock no. 2131049
Hardback. Almost very good condition.

The Treasure House Library series. Cloth spine with cream pictorial boards. 6 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 115 pages (abridged text) plus 1 page booklist. 8.75 x 7". Spine is bumped and faded. Corners are bumped, with chipping. Marks to covers. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and outer page edges. All plates present.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley, Kathleen Lines. Illustrated by Harold Jones.
Stock no. 2130676
2nd. 1969. Hardback. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

With text specially prepared by Kathleen Lines. Green boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. 222 pages. ISBN: 057500259X. Bumping to spine and corners. Marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped, with a few small pieces of loss; also browned to spine.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Linley Sambourne.
Stock no. 2129737
1st thus. 1979. Hardback. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Macmillan Facsimile classics series. Green boards, illustrated endpapers. Colour plates and b/w illustrations to text throughout. 280 pages. 8.25 x 6". ISBN: 0906223083. Bumping and wear along cover edges and to corners. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is grubby with edge-tears and chips; minimal loss.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Stock no. 2128976
Hardback. Almost very good condition.

The Treasure House Library series. Cloth spine with cream pictorial boards. 6 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 115 pages (abridged text) plus 1 page booklist. 8.75 x 7". Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some chipping along cover edges. Some scuffing, especially to covers. Some foxing and margin marks. Colouring to b/w illustrations on pages 62/63.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Katharine Cameron.
Stock no. 2128639
Hardback. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, dark green titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. 8 pretty colour plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corner; some browning and foxing. Some chips and fraying to cloth at top of spine. Name in ink to front endpaper. Page edge browning. A few page corner creases. All plates present.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker.
Stock no. 2128506
Circa. 1937. Hardback. Large format. Very good condition.

Large format. Sunshine Series. 24 pretty colour plates. Green cloth spine, pictorial boards. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some scuffing to surface paper on front cover. Bookplate to front pastedown. Some foxing and margin marks throughout. All plates present.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker.
Stock no. 2128339
Hardback. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Prince Charming Colour Books For Children series. Tan cloth, black titles. 48 colour plates (which includes the endpapers). 340 pages plus booklist to rear. Some foxing. Colour flower transfer to top of contents page. Name and address in ink to verso of title page. Wrapper is creased with tears and chips; some small pieces of loss; some brown tape repairs to verso. Wrapper also has some foxing.q
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by A.E. Jackson.
Stock no. 2127734
1936. Hardback. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Blue cloth, black title to spine and vignette to front. 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 252 pages. Bumping and wear along cover edges. Some browning to spine. All plates present. Some marks to page 241. Wrapper is torn and creased with loss along edges; some grubby marks.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by George Soper.
Stock no. 2127182
Hardback. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue pictorial boards. 4 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 259 pages. Spine and a couple of cover edges are unevenly browned. Bottom corner of front endpaper has been snipped off. Some foxing. All plates present. Wrapper is torn with upto 2" loss to base of spine; loss to corners and top edge of front panel. This is a 2nd impression.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker.
Stock no. 2126524
Hardback. Almost very good condition.

Prince Charming Colour Books For Children series. Green cloth, black titles. 48 colour plates (which includes the endpapers). 340 pages plus booklist to rear. Bumping to corners. A few marks to covers. Foxing and browning. Markings to last few pages, including to plates.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Stock no. 2124734
1st. 1915. Hardback. Almost very good condition.

The Raphael House Library series. Red cloth spine. Pictorial boards. 12 charming colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 135 pages, publication list to rear. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to spine. Some scuffing and grubby marks to covers. Foxing to outer page edges and some pages internally. All plates are present, but one opposite page 118 has large tear that has been repaired with sticky tape.
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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1814880
1st. 1915. Hardback. Very good condition.

Cheap Edition (no plates present). A Fairy-tale for a Land-Baby. Dark blue cloth spine with gilt titles. Lighter blue boards, black titles and illustration to front cover. B/w illustrations. Top edge blue. Gilt to spine faded. Corners of boards rubbed. Musty odour present. Contents clean. A nice copy.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker.
Stock no. 1814768
Hardback. Large format. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Sunshine Series. 24 pretty colour plates. Green cloth spine, pictorial boards. Corners worn with board exposed. Scattered foxing throughout. A few heavy pencil marks including to at least one plate. Some hinges pulled.
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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1208804
1st. 1915. Hardback. Almost very good condition.

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, gilt titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. All plates present. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Gilt faded from spine. A few marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper, name and address on half-title. Frontis plate has ragged edges and is repaired on verso. Page 67 has a closed margin tear. Some foxspots to contents. Brown mark from old paperclip on a couple of pages.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Stock no. 1814722
1924. Hardback. Large format. Very good condition.

Large format (10 x 7.5"). Cream cloth with brown titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. Blue illustration to endpapers. 12 colour plates. 180 pages. Boards slightly grubby. Endpapers browned with a few minor marks. Scattered foxing mainly to half-title page and text block. All plates present.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by George Soper.
Stock no. 1316805
Hardback. Very good condition.

Blue pictorial boards. 4 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 259 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Spine faded. Light spotting to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front fly-leaf. Light browning to contents and a few page corner tips torn off. There is a tobacco smell to contents.
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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by A.E. Jackson.
Stock no. 1507399
circa. 1938. Hardback. Very good condition.

Abridged from the original tale. Dark green cloth covers with black titles to spine, children silhouettes in yellow block to spine and front cover. 6.5 x 5". 4 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 160 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Ink inscription to front pastedown. A couple of hinges cracked. Light browning to endpapers. A few small marks and fox spots to contents, a few of the small b/w illustrations have been neatly coloured in. All plates present.
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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1406768
1st. 1915. Hardback. Slightly better than good condition.

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, gilt titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. Bumping to spine and corners. Spine and cover edges darkened. Gilt on spine is dulled. Large score mark to rear cover. Newspaper cuttings have been stuck to front endpaper. Small booksellers label and small patch of newsprint to front pastedown. Front joint beginning to crack. Browning to endpapers and tissue guard to frontis. Name and numbers (Isa 14/20) written in ink on front endpaper. Foxing to prelims and page edges. Some fingering. Plates all present.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by A.E. Jackson.
Stock no. 1609175
c.. 1912. Hardback. Good condition.

Abridged from the original tale. Green cloth spine. Pictorial front cover. 6 attractive colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 64 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers grubby. Board edges scuffed. Prize inscription to front pastedown (dated 1911-12)
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Stock no. 1506910
circa. 1930. Hardback. Large format. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

12 enchanting tipped-in colour plates. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. 240 pages. Large format. Published for Boots the Chemist. Spine bumped and worn with small hole towards top. Minimal bumping and wear to corners. Small faint marks to covers in places (damp?). Ink inscription to front endpaper. One hinge strating to crack. A few fingermarks/marks to contents but most pages are clean. Small light stain to text block. A little foxing. All plates present. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a little loss from ends of spine and folds. A couple of larger tears to bottom of front panel. Panels and spine darkened with a few small marks.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Stock no. 1406056
circa. 1930. Hardback. Large format. Slightly better than good condition in a good dustwrapper.

12 enchanting tipped-in colour plates. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. 240 pages. Large format. Published for Boots the Chemist. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Board edges a little darkened. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Front joint and some hinges cracked. One plate is MISSING. Other plates present and in very good condition. Tissue guard for frontis is creased and has tape to top 42, partially detached at bottom. Browning to endpapers. Foxing mainly to page margins and some margin marks. Dustwrapper is edge worn and torn with areas of loss to top and bottom of spine and front fold and bottom of rear panel. Some creasing to front panel and spine. Wrapper is grubby.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley, B. Laurie. Illustrated by Arthur Gatlish.
Stock no. 1506439
1st thus. 1932. Hardback. Almost very good condition.

A Fairy Tale For A Land-Baby. Abridged by Laurie. Blue pictorial cloth. 8 colour plates. 224 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Spine faded/browned and rubbed. Fading to front cover alongside spine. Covers slightly grubby. A couple of hinges cracked but binding firm. Foxing throughout. All plates present.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Stock no. 1506025
1st thus. 1924. Hardback. Large format. Slightly better than good condition.

Large format (10 x 7.5"). Cream cloth with brown titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. Blue illustration to endpapers. 12 colour plates. 180 pages. Spine bumped and worn with some browning, small splits to cloth at ends. Covers slightly grubby, a lot of scratching and wear to onlay. One hinge cracked. Endpapers browned with ink inscription to front endpaper. Light foxing and a few marks/fingermarks to contents. All plates present but two have a large tear, a couple have margin tears and one has a ragged edge, probably reinserted.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Stock no. 1405010
circa. 1930. Hardback. Almost very good condition.

Orange pictorial cloth. Black titles. Top edge yellow. Decorated endpapers. 12 delightful tipped-in colour plates. B/w text illustrations. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. 305 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Spine faded. Covers marked and grubby. Front joint and some hinges cracked. Endpapers browned. A little bubbling to front pastedown. Stain affecting top margin of about half the book. Text is not affected nor are plates. Some foxing.
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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2119373
1st. 1915. Hardback. Almost very good condition.

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, dark titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. Spine is faded and foxed. Uneven fading and some other marks to covers. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Small splits to top and tail of spine; with fraying of cloth. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing. All plates present.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Stock no. 1315173
1st thus. 1938. Hardback. Good condition.

Hodder & Stoughton's Colour Books series. Grey cloth, red titles and vignettes. 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped with small splits to top and tail of spine. Spine foxed and lightly browned. Covers slightly grubby. Inscription in ink to belongs to box (and below). Remains of a small sticker to centre of half-title page. Two plates have tears at top, worst is 2". Foxing and fingering to contents.
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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1504580
1st thus. 1915. Hardback. Slightly better than good condition.

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, dark titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. Rear joint has been repaired and the spine has been reglued. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to spine and rear cover. Covers mottled and marked. Two letters in ink to front pastedown. Half-title page and tissue guard to frontis very browned. All colour plates present, tear to top margin of one whilst does reach illustration. Just a few fox spots. Contents mostly clean just an odd mark.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by George Soper.
Stock no. 1312452
Hardback. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue pictorial boards. 4 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 259 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Light marks to rear cover. Front fly-leaf has been removed. Some light fingering to page margins. 2nd impression dustwrapper is edge worn with chips at top and tail of spine and is a little grubby, browned to spine.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Stock no. 1311834
circa. 1929. Hardback. Large format. Almost very good condition.

12 enchanting tipped-in colour plates. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. 240 pages. Large format. Published for Boots the Chemist. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed, front edge of spine has been 'touched up' with green felt-tip(?) pen. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing and some light fingering else contents clean. Lower corner of half-title torn off and there is a large tear to page 51/2 which has been tape repaired (old tape has left brown mark), affecting page margin only. One tissue-guard is missing but all plates are present and in fine condition.
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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Warwick Goble.
Stock no. 2112052
1st thus. 1909. Hardback. Almost very good condition.

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, corners and cover edges. Foxing to endpapers, a few page margins and outer page edges. 4 plates have light creases.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Stock no. 1309185
Hardback. Very good condition.

Modern three-quarter dark green leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration on spine; marbled boards. 12 colour plates by Jessie Willcox Smith plus two-colour text illustrations. 362 pages Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Wear to edges of preliminary pages. Large crease to top corner of page 19/20. Page edges lightly browned and fingered. Some pale marks to the edges of some pages, including some plates.
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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1308562
1st thus. 1915. Hardback. Almost very good condition.

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Rebound with white cloth spine and gilt title, red cloth covers. Grey endpapers. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. Spine bumped and slightly grubby, some slight fading to top edge of rear cover. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Front joint (between fly-leaf and frontis) cracked. Foxing and some fingering throughout. Erased crayon name to verso of frontis.
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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Warwick Goble.
Stock no. 1308324
1st thus. 1909. Hardback. Good condition.

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 and corners slightly bumped. Spine browned. Scuffing to covers. Front joint cracked, rear joint starting to crack. Small ink booksellers stamp to front endpaper, tear to edge of same page. Fly-leaf possibly removed. Foxing to contents. All plates present, 3 have corner creases. A couple of tissue guards are detached at top but still firmly attached at bottom.
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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley, B. Laurie. Illustrated by Arthur Gatlish.
Stock no. 405636
1st thus. 1932. Hardback. Very good condition.

A Fairy Tale For A Land-Baby. Abridged by Laurie. Blue pictorial cloth. 8 colour plates. 224 pages. Book: 1 plate is MISSING. Front joint is cracked leading to first gathering being a little loose. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Small burn mark to edge of front and rear cover, affecting some of the textblock edge. Corners bumped. Foxing mainly to page edges.
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