The New Edition of The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley.
Octavo, [vi], 388pp. Full blue morocco, gilt border to covers, emblem of S. Michael’s School to front cover. Five raised bands to spine, decorative gilt, title in gilt on spine. Marbled edges, matching marbled endpapers. Prize binding by Bickers & Son of London. Stated “New Edition” on title page. Sunned spine, light rubbing to edges. Solid text block, a near fine example. Complete with four full-page plates, including frontispiece. Prize from John W. Hawtrey affixed to front free endpaper.
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley was first published in its entirety in 1863 by Macmillan & Co. of London in 1863.