KINGSLEY, Charles. Phaethon.
Cambridge : 1852First edition. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), best remembered for his works The Water-Babies and Westward Ho!, produced this work to seek to refute the doctrines of Ralph Waldo Emerson, using the form of a Platonic dialogue. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 123965
KINGSLEY, Charles. Westward Ho!
Cambridge : 1855First edition. Kingsley's greatest popular success, Westward Ho! was originally planned as a patriotic tale about the defeat of the Spanish Armada at a time when Napoleon III's anti-English posturing was alarming many of Kingsley's countrymen. By the time of publication the Crimean War had switched public angst towards Russia, but it remained just as... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 122735
KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.
London : 1863First edition, first issue, with the "L'Envoi" leaf: "Kingsley had second thoughts about this while the book was being printed, and he had the leaf removed, but not before a few hundred copies of the book had already gone forth" (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Kingsley's book initiated the first golden age of children's... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 120414
KINGSLEY, Charles. Hereward the Wake.
London and Cambridge : 1866First edition, presentation copy from the publisher, inscribed "from the publisher" on the half-title.
Provenance: With the bookplate to pastedowns of Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951), American banker and collector, and the loose bookplates of Lynde Selden. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 130204
KINGSLEY, Charles. The Novels and Poems.
New York : 1899Edition de Luxe. Limited to 250 numbered copies and printed on japon vellum. With a letter written in the author's hand dated April 4 '71 tipped into the first volume. A particularly handsome set. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 74248