The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley (1929)

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The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley (1929)

S$137.00

Title: The Water-Babies

Author: Charles Kingsley, Jessie Willcox Smith (illus)

Publisher: Boots the Chemist, exact date not indicated but research suggests it is 1929.

Condition: Hardcover, green decorative cloth. Very good. A very tiny tear to cloth on spine, making a tiny, tiny hole. Slight foxing. Bookplate to endpaper. Else very good. 12 lovely tipped-in colour plates. A large book, overseas shipping will cost extra.

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About the book:

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children’s novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862–63 as a serial for Macmillan’s Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. It was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species. The book was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children’s literature for many decades, but eventually fell out of favour in part due to its prejudices (common at the time) against Irish, Jews, Americans, and the poor.

– from wikipedia.