’The Water Babies’ by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. Published by Hodder & Stoughton. No date. UK 1st edition. Beautiful embossed gilt design and lettering on green cloth. The book is in very good + condition with no marks or inscriptions. The dust wrapper is in very good condition and is not price clipped. Light wear to the top and base of the spine (with tape repairs to the reverse) and corners. There are some marks to the front cover. Contains 12 beautiful tipped in colour plates. Scarce in dust wrapper.