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THE WATER BABIES - SMITH, Jessie Willcox; KINGSLEY, Charles - 1916. 
Hodder & Stoughton 1916 - First U.K. edition. 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration. In the original dustwrapper which has a colour plate on the upper cover and line drawings to cover and spine. A very good copy, plates perfect, cloth bright and scattered foxing throughout. The original dustwrapper shows a little wear to the edges but remains an attractive example. Twelve colour plates mounted under captioned tissue guards and numerous line drawings in the text. Willcox Smith considered these illustrations to be amongst her best work and bequeathed the set of original illustrations to the Library of Congress. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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