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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (1864) by Charles Kingsley on sale for €95.00
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  • The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (1864) by Charles Kingsley on sale for €95.00
  • The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (1864) by Charles Kingsley on sale for €95.00
  • The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (1864) by Charles Kingsley on sale for €95.00
  • The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (1864) by Charles Kingsley on sale for €95.00
  • The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (1864) by Charles Kingsley on sale for €95.00

The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (1864)

Charles Kingsley

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  • Item ID: 61120
  • Category: Childrens, English and American Literature, Illustrated

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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.  With two Illustrations by J.Noel Paton.  London: Miacmillan, 1864.  Second Edition. Pp, 378.  Publisher's smooth green buckram, title lettered in gilt with pictorial gilt center device to centre of upper cover. Borads lightly worn, joints weak. 

A fairy tale about the underwater adventures of Tom, a chimney-sweep's climbing-boy. The "land-baby" of the sub-title was based on Kingsley's youngest son, five-year-old Grenville Arthur. Charles Kingsley was a rural vicar in Victorian England and this work espouses his love of nature & his strong sense of indignation at the Victorian practice of using small children as laborers.

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