A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby
by Charles Kingsley
Illustrated by Linley Sambourne
Macmillan and Co., 1979, ISBN 0333260163, colour reproduction plates, black and white illustrations, illustrated endpapers, colour illustrated frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners, a little rubbing and marking (see photographs)
“First published in 1863, The Water-Babies is one of the most enchanting children’s classics of all time. It tells the story of how little Tom, the chimney-sweep, runs away from his bullying employer, Mr Grimes, falls into a river and is turned into a water-baby, and of his many adventures in the river and sea.
The Children’s Edition of Charles Kingsley’s famous story was first published in 1928, and this facsimile reprint is illustrated by Linley Sambourne, who succeeded Sir John Tenniel, the famous illustrator of Alice, as the chief cartoonist for Punch in 1901.”