The Water Babies (Abridged) With " Come To Life " Panorama

By: Kingsley Charles

Price: £65.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


The Water Babies (Abridged) With "Come To Life" Panorama. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell; Molly Benatar & ? . London. Paris. New York. ; Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd. ; c.1930; 1st Thus Sm. Chunky 4to 8"-10" tall; Hardcover; Good+ with no dust jacket; Undated but 1930s. Original red cloth-backed spine with black titling, & pictorial paper-covered boards. The Front cover illustrated in full colour by Molly Benatar. Very Small Chunky Quarto = 9" tall. Boards slightly dust-soiled with age, edge-worn in places with some heavier wear/paper loss to the four corners, tinted to match & does look better. The red cloth has faded slightly, with some 'waving' of the cloth, but the black titling is still deep & clear. The Publisher's device on the back cover= Tuck's 'The Storyland Treasury' series. The page fore-edges are lightly toned with age & have a few light inoffensive spots (pale foxing). Internally there is an old gift inscription in faded ink to the top of the front pastedown- dated 1933. The "This Book Belongs To" page has been neatly filled in by the former owner in pencil. The title page & first few pages have some pale foxing, & there is the odd spot here & there occasionally in the book. 6 of the b/w illustrations in the text have been neatly coloured in by the former owner, but overall the book is clean. (vi) + (viii) + 9 -152 pp + 8 pp publishers' catalogue at rear. A full colour frontispiece by Mabel Lucie Attwell & one other full page plate by her in the book. An unattributed double page, double stand-up, colour pop-up in the centre, & numerous charming black & white illustrations throughout the text also by M. L. A . (Mabel Lucie Attwell). There were apparently 8 'Come to Life' Pop-up 'Panorama' Gift Books in this series- all following the same format. At the time of listing I have one other for sale - Robinson Crusoe. An odd format culled from other 'Tuck' publications, probably to create gift books for children, but the pop-up is in excellent condition, and the Mabel Lucie Attwell illustrations throughout are as delightful as ever. A Scarce Raphael Tuck Title. See Images. ; The Storyland Treasury; Small Chunky 4to 8" - 10" tall

Title: The Water Babies (Abridged) With " Come To Life " Panorama

Author Name: Kingsley Charles

Illustrator: Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell; Molly Benatar & ?

Categories: Pop-ups/Movables, Boys/Girl's Stories Annuals, Theatre. Film. Plays. Performing Arts, Eng Lit, Lit Crit & Shakespeare, Architecture. Art. Crafts, Illustrated, Childrens. Juvenile,

Edition: 1st Thus

Publisher: London. Paris. New York., Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.: 1930

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 119859

Keywords: The Water Babies With " Come To Life " Panorama Illlustrated By Mabel Lucie Attwell; Molly Benatar & And Unknown Artist ? Tuck's 'the Storyland Treasury' Series. There Were Apparently 8 ' Come To Life' Pop-up Gift Books In This Series - All Following The Same Format. A Full Colour Frontispiece By Mabel Lucie Attwell And One Other Full Page Plate By Her In The Book. An Unattributed Double Page, Double Stand-up, Colour Pop-up In The Centre, And Numerous Black & White Illustrations Throughout The Text Also By M. L. A . (mabel Lucie Attwell). An Odd Format Culled From Other 'tuck' Publications, But The Pop-up Is In Excellent Condition A Scarce Raphael Tuck Title.