The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley (Raphael Tuck, circa 1927) illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, [No Date] circa 1927*
The Mabel Lucie Attwell illustrated edition of “The Water-Babies” was first published by Raphael Tuck in 1915 with twelve colour plates. This copy in a smaller format and with six colour plates is a volume in Tuck’s “Golden Treasury Library”.
Hardback – publisher’s cloth with inlaid label/plate to front board, gilt title to spine. pp. 280,  catalogue, including b/w illustrations plus colour plates. 7.75 x 5.5 inches approx. (197mm x 137mm).
Light wear and rubbing to cloth, a little crushed to spine ends. Some foxing throughout especially to preliminaries and to page edges; school prize label to verso of front free endpaper; occasional dustiness and grubby mark but generally pages clean; top edge dusty.
Nonetheless, a particularly nice, clean copy – attractive.
*ref. dated from an inscribed copy here