The Water Babies.
A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.London: Macmillan and Co., 1909 Stock Code: 38875
"One of the most beautiful editions ever published"First Goble Edition. "Goble moved into the big time in 1909 when he became the resident gift book illustrator for the large publishing firm of Macmillan. The first of his classic de luxe volume in the Macmillan series was The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley. Containing 32 fine mounted colour plates by Goble, this ranks as one of the most beautiful editions ever published of this delightful classic" (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration, p. 93).
Large octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, cream plain endpapers, all edges gilt.
With thirty two tipped in mounted colour plates by Warwick Goble.
Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy beautifully bound.
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