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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 Harry G. Theaker.
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.. Hardback.

Prince Charming Colour Books For Children series. Green cloth, black titles. 48 colour plates (which includes the endpapers). 340 pages plus booklist to rear.

Almost very good condition. Bumping to corners. A few marks to covers. Foxing and browning. Markings to last few pages, including to plates.

Stock no. 2126524

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley, Amy Steedman. Illustrated by Katharine Cameron.
Published by T.C. & E.C. Jack. Hardback.

Told to the children series, edited by Louey Chisholm. Light green/grey covers with dark titles to spine and front cover. Pictorial onlay to front cover. 8 colour plates.

Almost very good condition. Spine and corners bumped. Covers slightly grubby. Endpapers lightly browned. Some light fingermarks to page margins.

Stock no. 1317414

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. 1st. 1915. Hardback.

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.

Almost very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 2124734

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley, Amy Steedman. Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Hardback. Small format.

Told to the children series. Small format. Green covers with cream cloth spine. 8 delightful colour plates.

Good condition. Spine and corners bumped. Foxing to contents. Inscription in ink to front endpaper.

Stock no. 1317165

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st. 1915. Hardback.

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.

Very good condition. Gilt to spine faded. Corners of boards rubbed. Musty odour present. Contents clean. A nice copy.

Stock no. 1814880

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker.
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.. Hardback. Large format.

Large format. Sunshine Series. 24 pretty colour plates. Green cloth spine, pictorial boards.

Almost very good condition. Corners worn with board exposed. Scattered foxing throughout. A few heavy pencil marks including to at least one plate. Some hinges pulled.

Stock no. 1814768

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st. 1915. Hardback.

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, gilt titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages.

Almost very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1208804

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Published by T.C. & E.C. Jack Ltd.. 1924. Hardback. Large format.

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.

Very good condition. Boards slightly grubby. Endpapers browned with a few minor marks. Scattered foxing mainly to half-title page and text block. All plates present.

Stock no. 1814722

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by George Soper.
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. Hardback.

Blue pictorial boards. 4 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 259 pages.

Very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1316805

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by A.E. Jackson.
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. circa. 1938. Hardback.

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.

Very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1507399

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st. 1915. Hardback.

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, gilt titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages.

Slightly better than good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1406768

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Harry Theaker.
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.. c.. 1938. Hardback.

With 48 colour plates. Green boards with oval pictorial on-lay and black titles.

Very good condition. Spine bumped. Small surface damage to front & rear endpaper. Inscription to half-title page. Scattered foxing.

Stock no. 1609206

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by A.E. Jackson.
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. c.. 1912. Hardback.

Abridged from the original tale. Green cloth spine. Pictorial front cover. 6 attractive colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 64 pages.

Good condition. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers grubby. Board edges scuffed. Prize inscription to front pastedown (dated 1911-12)

Stock no. 1609175

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. circa. 1924. Hardback.

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.

Slightly better than good condition. Spine bumped, worn and faded, nick to front edge. Wear to corners. Covers grubby. A few hinges starting to crack. Ink inscription and name and address to front endpapers. Foxing and a few fingermarks to contents. All plates present.

Stock no. 1506923

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. circa. 1930. Hardback. Large format.

12 enchanting tipped-in colour plates. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. 240 pages. Large format. Published for Boots the Chemist.

Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. 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.

Stock no. 1506910

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Hardback.

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".

Good condition. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Spine slightly browned. Covers grubby and rubbed with small scratches. Stain to spine and top of front cover. A few hinges cracked. Name in ink twice to front endpaper. Grubby fingermarks and marks to contents. All plates are present but 3 are detached, most have margin marks and a couple have slightly creased edges.

Stock no. 1812845

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. circa. 1930. Hardback. Large format.

12 enchanting tipped-in colour plates. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. 240 pages. Large format. Published for Boots the Chemist.

Slightly better than good condition in a good dustwrapper. 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.

Stock no. 1406056

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley, B. Laurie. Illustrated by Arthur Gatlish.
Published by T. Werner Laurie Ltd.. 1st thus. 1932. Hardback.

A Fairy Tale For A Land-Baby. Abridged by Laurie. Blue pictorial cloth. 8 colour plates. 224 pages.

Almost very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1506439

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker.
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.. Hardback. Large format.

Large format. Sunshine Series. 24 pretty colour plates. Green cloth spine, pictorial boards.

Very good condition. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Covers slightly grubby. A couple of hinges cracked. Some light browning and foxing but contents are generally clean. All plates present, one has corner crease from binding error.

Stock no. 1506061

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Published by T.C. & E.C. Jack Ltd.. 1st thus. 1924. Hardback. Large format.

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.

Slightly better than good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1506025

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Katharine Cameron.
Published by T.C. & E.C. Jack Ltd.. Hardback.

Green cloth, dark green titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. 8 pretty colour plates.

Slightly better than good condition. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Small blue mark to 'B' of title on front cover. Endpapers browned. Heavy foxing throughout (but mainly at page margins/textblock and endpapers).

Stock no. 1315580

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. circa. 1930. Hardback.

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.

Almost very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1405010

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st. 1915. Hardback.

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, dark titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages.

Almost very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 2119373

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st thus. 1938. Hardback.

Hodder & Stoughton's Colour Books series. Grey cloth, red titles and vignettes. 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations.

Good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1315173

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker.
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.. Circa. 1936. Hardback.

Prince Charming Colour Books For Children series. Green cloth, black titles. 48 colour plates (which includes the endpapers). 340 pages plus booklist to rear.

Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper, small pencil erasure mark to top corner of free-endpaper. Rear cover very slightly rubbed. Scattered foxspots throughout. Spine slightly bumped. Scarce original wrapper has small mark to front and edges rubbed, foxing on verso. A very attractive book.

Stock no. 1314952

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st thus. 1915. Hardback.

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, dark titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages.

Slightly better than good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1504580

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by George Soper.
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. Hardback.

Blue pictorial boards. 4 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 259 pages.

Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. 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.

Stock no. 1312452

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. circa. 1929. Hardback. Large format.

12 enchanting tipped-in colour plates. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. 240 pages. Large format. Published for Boots the Chemist.

Almost very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1311834

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Warwick Goble.
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st thus. 1909. Hardback.

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.

Almost very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 2112052

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Published by Dodd, Mead & Company. Hardback.

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

Very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1309185

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st thus. 1915. Hardback.

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.

Almost very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1308562

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Warwick Goble.
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st thus. 1909. Hardback.

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.

Good condition. 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.

Stock no. 1308324

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THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley, B. Laurie. Illustrated by Arthur Gatlish.
Published by T. Werner Laurie Ltd.. 1st thus. 1932. Hardback.

A Fairy Tale For A Land-Baby. Abridged by Laurie. Blue pictorial cloth. 8 colour plates. 224 pages.

Very good condition. 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.

Stock no. 405636

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