The Water-Babies. Charles KINGSLEY, Jessie Willcox SMITH.

The Water-Babies.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1938. [Children's Illustrated] FIRST EDITION THUS. Large octavo (25 x 19cm), pp.x; 212 [2]. With 12 fine colour plates, including a frontispiece, and frequent in-text illustrations by Smith. Publisher's grey cloth with red titles and decoration to spine and upper. Matching grey endpapers with red decoration. With the grey illustrated dust-jacket. Heavy spotting to edges and preliminaries. Occasional creases to leaves. Spotting to spine, and a few light marks and bumps to boards. Heavy rubbing, chipping and creasing to price-clipped jacket, with some large closed tears. Rare with the jacket. Very good. One of the American artist's best-regarded sets of illustrations, first published in 1916. Item #56672

Price: £85.00

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