* KINGSLEY, Charles (1819-1875). The Water-Babies. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885.
8vo (204 x 160 mm). Illustrated. Contemporary green levant gilt, upper cover with central morocco onlay design depicting a witch riding a broom, spine in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands gilt, turn-ins gilt, edges gilt, STAMP-SIGNED BY BAYNTUN RIVIERE (spine sunned); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Eugene Field (1850-1895) American writer (signature, bookplate); Eugene Grosman (bookplate); "S. L. Clemens" (signature in pen with a note in another hand in pencil: "this is a forgery J.S. Laurence, Books").
EUGENE FIELD'S COPY, SIGNED BY HIM on first blank: "Eugene Field Chicago. Sept 14, 1895." Field, known for his light-hearted children's poems, died from a heart attack in November of 1895. He wrote for the Chicago Daily News and lived in the neighborhood now known as Buena Park.
Property from the Estate of Steve and Peggy Fossett, Carmel, California