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KINGSLEY, Charles.

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  1. Phaethon.
    KINGSLEY, Charles. Phaethon.

    Cambridge : 1852

    First 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

    Stock Code: 123965

  2. 122735
    KINGSLEY, Charles. Westward Ho!

    Cambridge : 1855

    First 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

    Stock Code: 122735

  3. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.
    KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.

    London : 1863

    First 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

    Stock Code: 120414

  4. Hereward the Wake.
    KINGSLEY, Charles. Hereward the Wake.

    London and Cambridge : 1866

    First 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

    Stock Code: 130204

  5. The Novels and Poems.
    KINGSLEY, Charles. The Novels and Poems.

    New York : 1899

    Edition 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

    Stock Code: 74248

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