The Water Babies Charles Kingsley Fairy Tale 1878 Paton illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Water Babies: A Fairy Tales for A Land Baby by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Sir Noel Paton and Percival Skelton.
Published 1878, London by MacMillan and Co.
388 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with four full page plates as called for.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding moderately age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, cloth soiled, spine darkened, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.