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Charles Kingsley The Water Babies circa 1930

Charles Kingsley The Water Babies circa 1930


Charles Kingsley The Water Babies illustrated by Harry Theaker is for sale. This stunning book has 24 full colour illustrations by Harry Theaker, as required. This edition was published by Ward Lock and Co (London) as part of ‘The Sunshine Series’ of books in circa 1930 and measures 7.75 x 10.00 inches (approximately).


The original binding has a large colour illustration to the front board, the original green cloth spine, and the original decorated back board with The Sunshine Series decoration.


The binding is in Very Good + condition being complete with rubbing to the edges, knocks to the corners and to the top and bottom of the spine, fading and crinkling to the spine, and fading and light marks to the back board. However, the issues are relatively minor since the overall appearance of the binding is still very attractive in our opinion.


There are 176 numbered thick pages with the 24 full page colour illustrations on thinner and finer paper. The pages are exceptionally clean and in overall Very Good + condition but with age toning to the front endpapers and rear endpapers, and an inscription in a neat hand “Sept 23 1930”.


This is an exceptionally clean, attractive and collectable example of Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies.