A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. With Illustrations in Colour by Warwick Goble.London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909 Stock Code: 134693
First Goble edition. The Water-Babies was first published in 1863, and first illustrated in 1886 by Linley Sambourne. London-born Warwick Goble (1862-1943) was an illustrator of children's books who specialized in Japanese and Indian themes. Having worked for monthly magazines until 1909, he then became resident gift-book illustrator for Macmillan, producing illustrations for The Water Babies and many others.
Quarto (238 x 174 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in blue morocco gilt, titles in gilt on spine, raised bands, compartments ruled in single gilt fillets and with lily pad design in gilt, triple ruled frames to boards and turn-ins, double comb pattern marbled endpapers, gilt edges.
Colour frontispiece and 31 colour plates, tipped-in as issued, with captioned tissue guards.
Rear board slightly rubbed, very occasional faint spotting; a very good copy indeed.
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