The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley (1892) hardcover book


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Charles Kingsley with one hundred illustrations by Linley Sambourne - The Water-babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

London: Macmillan and Co., 1892. A New Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Green boards with gold lettering and decoration. 330pp. Illustrated. Fair to poor condition. 'A.L.B.' is written in black in to the upper edge of the front endpaper. Cracked front and and rear hinges (see photos). Rumpling to the upper and lower spine. Scuffing with small dings to the perimeter of the boards. The binding is cocked. Creasing, chipping to pages. Staining, toning, and stray pencil marks found throughout. Overall, an unprepossessing copy of this charming children's classic.

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