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The Water-Babies (leather bound), Kingsley, Charles
1 Kingsley, Charles The Water-Babies (leather bound)
London Macmillan 1886 Hardback Very Good- 
Dk blue marbled boards. Dk blue leather half binding; lightly scuffed, but generally clean and bright. Rebacked. Light wear to edges; front top corner bumped. Binding tight.Top edges gilt, other edges rough cut. Dk blue marbled pastedowns and endpapers; front endpaper creased. Small nick in front endpaper has penetrated the next two prelims. Foredges and endpapers lightly spotted; very occasional spotting to rest of text. B/w illustrations by Linley Sambourne. Bookplate of the writer and philosopher William Olaf Stapledon on front pastedown. An inscription on one of the endpapers reads, "William Olaf Stapledon, Christmas 1887", suggesting that this was a very early Christmas gift, as he had been born only in 1886. This book came from his family collection, so its provenance can be authenticated. ; 8vo (6 1/2" x 8"); 371 pages 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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