The Water Babies; A Fairy Tale For A Land-Baby by Charles Kinsgley. First Edition of Facsimile Classics Series published in 1979 by Mayflower Books Inc., New York., in association with Macmillan.
A facsimile of the original 1928 Macmillan and Company edition of “The Water Babies,” which first appeared in 1863. This edition of the children’s classic with illustrations by Linley Sambourne on color plates, color illustrated endpapers and in black & white. — In green paper-covered boards with titling and illustrations in black and red to spine, sewn-in red satin placemarker and red topstain. Volume wrapped in green jacket with Sambourne illustration to cover. — Some tears to upper edge and foot edge of dustjacket, otherwise a tightly-bound, unmarked, sturdy copy. Octavo – 8 to 9 in. tall; viii, 280 pages .
Book Synopsis: Tom, a young chimney sweep, toils under the misery of his horrendous job and cruel boss, Grimes, until fairies turn him into a water-baby – an underwater sprite.
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