The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (1909)
Book ID: 65478
The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. With Illustrations Colour by Warwick Goble. London: Macmillan, 1909. First Edition. Publisher’s green cloth boards, drawing in gilt to upper cover & lettered in gilt to spine. All edges gilded. Light fading to cloth, contents in fine bright condition.
Beautifully illustrated with thirty-two tipped-in colour plates, mounted on brown card with tissue guards by Warwick Goble. A British illustrator of children’s books who specialized in Japanese and Indian themes.
“Ranks as one of the most beautiful editions ever published of this delightful classic” (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children’s Book Illustration).