# 43725

KINGSLEY, Charles (1819 - 1875)

The water-babies. A fairy tale for a land-baby

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New edition. With one hundred illustrations by Linley Sambourne. London L Macmillan, 1886. Octavo, gilt-illustrated blue cloth (slightly rubbed at corners and flecked on lower board, but clean and bright), all edges gilt, previous owner’s name in pencil to half-title, pp. [vi]; 371; [1], illustrated throughout.

The popular Victorian moral tale was first published in 1863, and contained two illustrations, this is the first fully illustrated edition, with engravings by Punch illustrator Linley Sambourne (1844-1910).