The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1910 Stock Code: 31785
Handsomely bound illustrated copyFirst octavo edition of Goble's Water Babies, following the quarto edition of the previous year. "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 volumes 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).
Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.
With 16 plates in colour.
A fine copy.
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