The Water-Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Charles KINGSLEY, Linley SAMBOURNE.

The Water-Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. [Children's Illustrated] FINELY BOUND, first Sambourne illustrated edition. Small quarto (21 x 17cm), pp.[8]; 371; [3]. With frequent in-text wood engravings by Sambourne. In slightly later green full crushed morocco by BAYNTUN for Charles E. Lauriat, with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine; further gilt decoration to boards. Marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Some spotting to preliminaries. Spine sunned to brown. Light wear and bumping to outer edges. Lower joint starting, upper joint neatly repaired. Very good. The classic children's tale, first published in 1863. Item #52893

Price: £275.00

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