The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley (Raphael Tuck, [No Date] 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”. Undated but circa 1927.
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).
Cloth faded to spine; some light wear and rubbing. Offsetting/tanning to endpapers, inscription and ink stamp to front; foxing throughout, mainly to margins and edges, but generally pages clean; top edge dusty and spotted.
Overall, a faded spine but otherwise a nicely preserved copy with bright plate to front board – quite lovely.