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A Child\\'s Garden Of Verses

By Stevenson, Robert Louis




Rediscover the delight and innocence of childhood in these classic poems from celebrated author, Robert Louis Stevenson.From make-believe to climbing trees, bedtime stories to morning play and favourite cousins to beloved mothers.Here is a very special collection to be treasured for ever.


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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. London: Longmans, Green & Co. 1885. Small 8vo (4 1/2 x 6 1/2"), blue cloth stamped in gold, top edge gilt, x, 101p., except for the usual offsetting on endpaper, clean, bright and Fine, housed in a beautiful custom 1/2 leather box. 1st ed. 1st printing (of 1000 copies) with apostrophe on spine shaped like the number 7, the word "OF" in smaller type on spine and with no mention of "Two Series" in the list of other works by the author. Many of these poems for children were written by Stevenson when he was ill in bed, and are dedicated to his nurse from childhood, Alison Cunningham. This first edition was printed on fine quality paper but is unusual in that it was not illustrated until the 1896 edition, published two years after Stevenson's death. This is a fine copy of this most important book of poems for children.

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Child's Garden of Verses

STEVENSON Robert Louis

1885. First Edition . STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child’s Garden of Verses. London: Longmans, Green, 1885. 12mo, original blue cloth gilt over beveled boards, top edge gilt, uncut. Housed in custom slipcase. $5000.First edition of Stevenson’s delightful and influential book of children’s verse, “the first sizable group of poems to… capture a child’s quality of imagination, sense of wonder and intense enjoyment of experience.”“The power of this collection of simple verses lies in the fact that it… shows that life which a child lives within himself, and takes so completely for granted that he seldom speaks of it, usually because he cannot… Stevenson has here recaptured not only a part, but the whole of that hidden life, and has set those recollections forth in just the terms that children would use, could they put them into words at all… They were the first sizable group of poems to… capture a child’s quality of imagination, sense of wonder, and intense enjoyment of experience” (Meigs, 293-4, 408). Prideaux 14. Hayward 297. Grolier Club Stevenson 55. Gerstley 20A. Gumuchian 5440. Osborne II:662. Bookseller’s small ticket.Endpapers lightly toned. Cloth with only very light rubbing to spine ends and extremities. A lovely copy in near-fine condition.

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$5,000.00

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A Child’s Garden of Verses

STEVENSON Robert Louis

London: Longmans, Green, 1885. First edition. original blue cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, in half blue morocco slipcase by Sangorski. Lower spine edge slightly rubbed, a tad cocked, else fine. 12mo. Inscribed on front fly leaf “To Miss Pigot with every kind wish from M. I. Stevenson, May 1885." With the bookplate of the noted collector Doris Louise Benz A fine association copy presented to a friend of Mrs. Stevenson soon after the book was published. After the death of Stevenson’s father, he and his mother were often together. She accompanied him to America when he spent some time at Saranac and on his voyage through the South Sea Islands which followed. When he settled in Samoa, she became a permanent member of the household. Miss Pigot went to India at the age of seventeen and worked there as a missionary. In November 1882 charges had been made “against the moral character” of Ms. Mary Pigot, then Superintendent of the Female Mission in Calcutta, The charges were brought in a document given to the Rev. William Hastie, who had been dismissed from his post as Principal of the Foreign Missions College in Calcutta, in 1883. He had appealed the charges “want of tact and tempers and his discourtesy” and in spite of an eight hour speech in his defense lost the appeal. Mr. Hastie had sent the charges to the Foreign Missions Committee with a post script in effect confirming the charges. The Committee handed the paper to Ms. Pigot who happened to be in Edinburgh on a visit. She returned to Calcutta and raised a libel action against Hastie. She finally won the case and Hastie was found guilty of malicious libel. The Commissioners had investigated the accusation against Ms. Pigot and found “the only serious charge brought home to Miss Pigot was that she had unwittingly appointed a Roman Catholic as matron of the orphanage, and had retained her services after she knew the fact that she was not a Protestant”. .. This was Miss Pigot’s chief fault and it is said that the Commissioners “saw no reason to believe that she tolerated any known impropriey, and they have a strong impression, from what they have learned elsewhere, that the orphanage was no worse off in respect to its native agents than all other mission of similar character.” Fanny wrote to her mother-in-law in May, 1884 “He [Stevenson] was greatly taken up with the Miss Pigot triumph, and wrote her a short note when he first heard of it, to say so.” Miss Pigot wrote in July, 1884 “Mrs. T. Stevenson has made me her debtor for many years. And my intense appreciation of literature has bound me in full homage to her gifted son whose gem of a letter is a treasure to possess.” A fine copy in the preferred binding in which the apostrophe in the word “Child’s” on the spine has a curved tail, quite scarce thus. Other copies of the first, and second, editions as well, have been noted on which this apostrophe resembles a small figure seven[Beinecke 192. Hayward 297. Booth and Mehew The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, v. IV pp. 71, 79. Yale Letters, Letter 1005. Lewis and Mills, Feminist Postcolonial Theory. Kent, Converting Women.].

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A Child's Garden of Verses

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

London: Longmans, Green, 1885. First Edition. Aside from very minor rubbing, a fine copy. In a custom quarter red morocco slipcase (some wear).

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A Child's Garden of Verses

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. Pp. x, 101. Blue, silk-grained cloth boards with bevelled edges, 'The Sign of the Ship' gilt-stamped to upper left of front cover, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Very, very slight soiling to covers with just a bit of rubbing to the joints, spine ends, and tips, front free endpapers tanned as usual, edges a bit dusty, interior clean and bright. A lovely, collectible copy. Prideaux 14.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus.. 12 Mo..

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$4,000.00

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A Child's Garden of Verses

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

London: Longmans, Green, 1885, 1885. First edition, first issue binding. Beinecke 193; NCBEL III, 1005. Edges slightly rubbed; cloth a little soiled; very nice copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Publisher's presentation copy, with their round blind-stamp on the title page.

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$3,750.00

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1885. First edition. [2], x, 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 12mo. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt, with apostrophe shaped like a small "7." Very slight rubbing at spine ends, endpapers offset. First edition. [2], x, 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 12mo. The first edition of Stevenson's classic collection of poetry for children, with first appearances of "The Land of Counterpane," "The Land of Nod," "My Shadow," "Uncle Sparky," and "My Bed is a Boat" Prideaux A35; Hayward 297; Beinecke 192-3; Gumuchian 5440

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Longmans Green, and Co, 1885. 8vo. First edition. First printing. one of a thousand copies printed. Original blue cloth. Very good with only a slight bit of rubing on corners and spine ends. Prideaux 14; Beinecke 192. A lovely homage to childhood.

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Longman's Green, and Co., 1885. Small octavo. Blue cloth, lettered in gilt, bevelled edges, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Binding darkened and worn, with chipping to spine ends, old (and now elapsed) repairs to inner hinges between endsheets and text block, endsheets darkened (and rear pastedown bubbled), shaken, one leaf carelessly opened, with marginal chip; a heavily used and traveled copy, with fine provenance. "Second edition" (i.e. second printing of the first edition). A fine family association copy, inscribed by Stevenson's mother on the half-title: "John Balfour from his affect Grand Aunt M.I. Stevenson October 1885." Margaret Isabella (Balfour) Stevenson (1829- 1897), or "Maggie" (as she was known to her family), married Thomas Stevenson in 1848 and gave birth to RLS in 1850. She had a strong and loving relationship with her son. Although quarrels between RLS and his father about religion, his career and his marriage were upsetting to the family, the family remained close. After her husband died in 1887, Maggie went with RLS and Fanny on their travels to America and the South Seas and even settled with them in Vailima. She returned to Edinburgh to live with her sister after RLS died. BEINECKE 195. HAYWARD 297. PRIDEAUX A35.

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A Child's Garden Of Verses (First Edition, First Printing)

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Longman's Green & Co, 1885. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine Book. 6 1/2" Tall. 101 Pp., With Two Preliminary Blanks, Adverts. Page, Half-Title, Three Final Blanks. Attractively Bound In Well Preserved 3/4 Dark Morocco, Five Bands, Gilt Title And Author, Over Beautifully Marbled Paper Boards, Matching Hand Marbled Endpapers. Top Edge Gilt, Deckled Edges. First Printing, First Issue, One Of 1000 Copies, With No Mention Of "Two Series" In List Of Books By Stevenson. No Names Or Marks Or Stains Or Other Damage, Pages Clean And Just A Little Aged [With One Very Small Foxing Spot]. Gift Quality. Ex Collection Of Dorothy Gish But Not Marked As Such.

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson

London, England: Longman's, Green and Co., 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 101 pp. 5" x 7.5". Original blue cloth covers are rubbed with bumping to spine extremities and corners. Gilt titling on spine with apostrophe shaped like a "7". Publisher's logo in gilt in upper left corner of front cover. Endpapers are tanned. Contains 64 poems including dedicatory poem "To Alison Cunningham". Untrimmed pages. Gilt to top edge of pages. A splendid copy of one of the most important works of children's literature. Offered for sale by Come By Chance Books- a small, family-run bookshop in beautiful Niagara on the Lake.

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A Child's Garden of Verses.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1885. Small octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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A Child's Garden of Verses.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1885. Octavo. Original blue cloth, bevelled boards, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine darkened, two openings with old tape residue in gutter, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies published. From the library of the bibliographer of Dickens and Trollope, Walter E. Smith, with his pencilled ownership inscription to the first blank recto.

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A Child’s Garden of Verses.

Stevenson, Robert Louis.

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885. Small 8vo, x, 101 pp. Blue-colored cloth over beveled boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, gilt publisher’s stamp on top cover. Top edge gilt. Trivial rubbing at extremities. Endpapers show some paste action. Internally fine. Housed in an Atmore Beach folding box and quarter-morocco slipcase. Very good. First edition. Just 1,000 copies printed in 1885 at five shillings each. Stevenson began work on this influential book of children’s verse after taking up Kate Greenaway’s Birthday Book for Children and proclaiming “these are rather nice rhymes, and I don’t think they will be difficult to do.” Grolier Children’s 100 #49. Prideaux 14, Hayward 297, Osbourne II:662.

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A Child's Garden Of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson

Scribner's, 1905. Book. Illus. by Jessie Willcox Smith. Fine. Decorative Cloth. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition (1905) with Smith Illustrations. Fine copy (light staining to back panel).Near fine Fresh Jacket. $1.75 on flap.Difficult First. Jacket lightly chipped at crown.Beautiful Copy..

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Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: R H Russell (1900). Pictorial paper over boards, edges and joints rubbed, boards evenly darkened, internally clean and bright, binding tight. A beautiful edition of Stevenson's classic, finely printed on thick glossy paper including fabulous line art, monochromatic and color artwork. Mars and Squire met at the Cincinnati Art Academy in Ohio and would remain partners in work and life, moving from Ohio to NYC to France and Provincetown MA and eventually back to France where they both died in the mid-1950s. While living in France they became friends with Gertrude Stein and were part of her salon. Mars and Squire also developed the printing technique commonly referred to as the Provincetown Print (see entry in GLBTQ dot com).. First Edition. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Ethel Mars & Maud Hunt Squire. Square Folio.

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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

LE MAIR. (LE MAIR,H. WILLEBEEK)illus. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stevenson. Philadelphia: McKay (1926). Oblong 4to (11 1/2 x 9 1/4"), green cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in somewhat worn dust wrapper. 1st edition with Le Mair's illustrations (preceding the British edition by several years). Illustrated by Le Mair with pictorial endpapers plus 12 magnificent color plates. This is a beautiful copy.

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$875.00

A Child's Garden of Verses (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

Robert Louis Stevenson

ReadHowYouWant, 2008-09-19. Paperback. Used:Good.

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A Child's Garden of Verses.

Stevenson, Robert Louis.

New York and London:: John Lane, the Bodley Head and Charles Scribners Sons. Cloth. 8vo. 136 pp. Rubbing and light soiling to covers. Rubbing and very light bumping to spine ends, light rubbing to edges and corners. Title label on spine rubbed, faded and peeling; spine sunned. Top edge gilt. Rough cut fore edge. Gilt stamped green cloth fpd and rpd. Endpapers lightly scuffed. Interior has light brownish spotty staining to some pages. Binding tight. . Very Good. 1896..

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A child's garden of verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Robinson, Charles (1870-1937)

London New York : John Lane, The Bodley Head ; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First Edition. Provenance; Francis Graham Brown's copy with his name printed to the front paste-down. Damp stain extending to 3 sq. cms to the lower outer edge of the back board. Very good copy overall in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed and dust-toned only, as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.. Publisher's ads to the rear.Related item; Referenced by: Gumuchian 5441. Subjects; Children's poetry, Scottish. Children's poetry, English. Children's Poetry.. Genre; Children's books - England - 1896. Illustrated.

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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

OLVER, KATE. STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. London: Collins, no date, circa 1925. 4to (7 1/2 x 9 1/2"), full leather with round gilt pictorial vignette on cover, top edge gilt, [192]p., FINE IN PUBLISHER'S BOX with color plate on cover (some fading to box). Illustrated by KATE ELIZABETH OLVER with color pictorial endpapers, 4 color plates plus numerous full and partial page black and whites. There is also a 14 page introduction by Laurence Alma Tadema. This is a very scarce edition of these classic poems, rare in the box.

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$675.00

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES [With Signature of R. M. Ballantyne to the Title Page]

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. A fascinating and important first edition copy with outstanding provenance. The signature of R. M. Ballantyne is tipped onto the title page and an inscription to the front free end paper states 'from Jean Ballantyne 1902.' [Robert Michael Ballantyne, Scottish author of juvenile fiction, wrote more than 100 books the most famous of which 'The Coral Island'. was a strong influence on Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 94), who would later base portions of his famous book Treasure Island on themes in 'The Coral Island'. Jean Ballantyne is believed to be one of the daughters of R. M. Ballantyne, probably named after Balantyne's mother Jean. It is a moot point as to whether this was actually Balantyne's copy, though it would seem so; there is also a seemingly unrelated gift inscription on the front free end paper]. Pp. x, 101 [3 -blanks]; original end papers. Original blue cloth with bevelled edges, gilt lettering to the spine with gilt vignette to the front board, binding very good with a little general wear, slightly marked, head/tail of the spine and corners rubbed. Contents clean and tight, a few gatherings slightly out of line, end papers tanned, a few pages slightly dusty at edges, otherwise appears unmarked. A very good first edition copy, signed on a slip to the title page by R. M. Ballantyne. [Bibliographic note: this first edition copy mentions '(two series)' after 'New Arabian Nights' on the advert for books 'By the Same Author' and it would seem that might suggest it is a second issue of the first edition.]. By Author's Wife. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition with the Jessie Wilcox Smith illustrations. 12 color plates, mounted cover illustration, endpapers, title-design, and black-and-white drawings in the text by Jessie Wilcox Smith. Each plate with printed tissue guard. xii, 124, [2] pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Black cloth, with mounted cover illustration by Smith, t.e.g. Very good plus. Smith, Jessie Wilcox. First edition with the Jessie Wilcox Smith illustrations. 12 color plates, mounted cover illustration, endpapers, title-design, and black-and-white drawings in the text by Jessie Wilcox Smith. Each plate with printed tissue guard. xii, 124, [2] pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Cotsen 5233; Nudelman A22

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. (ROBINSON, Charles)

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Charles Robinson. New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1895. Advance publisher's sample of the first American illustrated edition, with illustrations by Charles Robinson-- consisting of two stapled signatures, including the title leaf, and sample pages of text and illustrations. . Front cover (i.e. illustrated title leaf) has one-inch surface tear, with half-inch loss of printed illustration, one small chip at spine margin (with no loss), else a near fine, partially unopened copy. . [see Prideaux p. 39 for the first English edition]. Twelvemo, pictorial self-wrappers, [32] pages (two signatures of 8 leaves (16 pages each), illustrated in black-and-white (by Charles Robinson), stapled. Leaves measure 7 5/8 by 5 1/8 inches. The leaves of the published trade issue, consisting of 136 pages, measure 9 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches.

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$475.00

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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

TUDOR, TASHA. (TUDOR,TASHA)illus. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stevenson. NY: Oxford Univesity Press 1947 (1947). 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 1/2"), green cloth, 118p., Fine in very slightly soiled dust wrapper. 1st Tudor edition, delicately illustrated in color and b&w throughout. A beautiful copy of an early Tudor title.

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A Child's Garden of Verses [Jessie Willcox Smith]

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition. Later issue without bold gilt on cover insert and with "Various Editions" list opposite title-page.Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, full-size color cover insert, illustrated endpapers, ilustrated title-page, twelve full-page color plates with captioned tissue guards bound-in, all by Jessie Willcox Smith. A gorgeous, fine copy.

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A Child's Garden of Verses.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis [illustr. Charles ROBINSON].

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896.. First Illustrated Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's pictorial green cloth, showing a child holding a plant pot out of which roses sprout, surrounding a view of a formal garden, with gilt titles and further decoration to spine, rear board shows a girl digging at the base of a piece of decorative foliage in gilt; all edges gilt. Binding shows well, with some minor shelfwear and bumping to spine ends. Internally clean, with some faint spotting to flyleaves. A children's classic lavishly illustrated, first published under the name "Penny Whistles", this collection of poems celebrates childhood - from the make-believe world of 'The Land of Counterpane' to the simple pleasure of 'At the Seaside', the curiosity of 'Auntie's Skirts' to the dreams of 'Foreign Lands', these poems capture a child's wonder and fascination with everyday things.

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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

TUDOR, TASHA. (TUDOR,TASHA)illus. CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stevenson. NY: Oxford University Press 1947 (1947). 8vo, green cloth, 118p., Fine in lightly soiled and slightly chipped dust wrapper. 1st edition. Beautifully illustrated in color and black & white throughout. A nice copy of an early Tudor title.

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Longmans, Green, 1888. Third Edition. 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 1 vols. 12mo. Blue original cloth, with mounted cover illustration by Smith. Fine copy in quarter blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Joan Whitney. Third Edition. 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 1 vols. 12mo.

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The Duke of Rothsay, a tragedy.

MacArthur, Samuel.

Edinburgh: printed for J. Wood, Bookseller, Luckenbooths. Sold by C. Elliot; and by A. Donaldson, at his shops in London and Edinburgh, 1780. Octavo. [iv], 97, [i]pp. Disbound. ESTC T105935..

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson

Peter Bedrick Books, 1986-08. Hardcover. Good.

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

STEVENSON. ROBERT LOUIS

Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1895. EARLY EDITION, the same format as the 1885 First Printing. Small 8vo. (6.3 x 4.4 inches). A very good, bright copy. Finely bound for Sotheran's of London in early twentieth century full green calf. Single gilt ruled borders on boards. Spine with five raised bands, each with dotted gilt lines. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Gilt double ruled lines with floral corner pieces to the inner boards. Marbled endpapers. Board edges with dot and chain design in gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Minor rubbing to edges of both hinges but overall a very clean copy in an attractive good quality early leather binding.

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. Black Cloth. Very Good. 125 pp. 12 full color, full-page ills. B/w text drawings. Black cover lettered on spine in bright gilt. Full-color picture from outside the gates of a garden pasted on front cover inside stamped rules. Corners a bit bumped and creased. Small chips at edge of picture. Teg. Appealing tri-color drawings on eps. Ink gift inscr. on front fly. Title page lettered in gilt with color drawing of lad in hollyhock garden. Some of the world's best-loved poems for children set in a framework of b/w picture accents by Jessie Willcox Smith. Her 12 full-color, full-page ills. are protected with captioned tissue. A clean, tight copy of a child's favorite, still in print after 120 years!

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$300.00

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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

PEASE, BESSIE. STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. NY: Dodge Pub. Co. (1905). 8vo (5 n3/4 x 8 1/8"), blue pictorial cloth, rear cover slightly faded else VG+. Stated 1st edition. Illustrated by BESSIE COLLINS PEASE (Guttmann) with pictorial endpapers, 22 color illustrations plus a profusion of black and whites in-text. Nice!

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head 1896. 8vo. First Charles Robinson Edition. (cloth 203 mm tall). A much better than average copy, with a few minor dents to the head and tail of spine and corners. Foxing internally. Very good. . Very Good. Decorative Cloth. First Edition Thus. 1896.

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis

John Lane, 1907. (14) + 137pp +(4) + 6pp of publisher's adverts. Engr title page. Engrs throughout. Foxing on endpapers. Green cloth with gilt title. Gilt vignettes on front cover and spsine. Page edges gilt. Spine very slightly faded. Presentation copy with an inscription by the Illustrator. . Hard Cover. Very Good +. Illus. by Robinson, Charles. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London; nd [ca.1908]: John lane/The Bodly Head. Tall Octavo. 152(1)pp.,(3) pages with small illustrations at end, (8)pp. ads, wonderfully illustrated in color and black & white by Charles Robinson, bound in pictorial art nouveau style beige cloth lettered and illustrated in black, green, blue and gilt, top edges gilt, color illustrated endpapers. One of the ads opened a bit carelessly, some finger soiling to covers, some darkening to front and rear fly-leaves. A very nice copy of this early illustrated work.

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$275.00

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis

, [viii], 153, [3], plus publisher's catalogue at rear [8], complete with 8 colour plates, plus line illustrations throughout, coloured illustrated endpapers of a young girl holding a candle with large flower and sun in the background

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

[New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1944. Hardcover. Mild and typical rubbing to the spine tips. Near Fine in a Very Good clamshell case with some soiling and rubbing. Roger Duvoisin. Quarto (8" x 10-1/2") bound in half blue leather and batik paper sides with decorations by Roger Duvoisin who has also illustrated the book with water-colors hand-colored by Charlize Brakeley. Introduction by William Rose Benet. Of 1100 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Office Copy") and bears the Club's blindstamp stating it is one of 15 presentation copies. One of the more charming books of the press and one of its smallest limitations.

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$250.00

A Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson Robert Louis

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1895. seventh. Hardcover. Near Fine. Blue cloth over bevelled boards with gilt Longman's logo to front cover and gilt title to spine.. 6 1/2" Tall. 101 pp., with one preliminary blank (one blank page missing), adverts. page, half-title, three final blanks. Top edge gilt, deckled edges. In original blue hard covers. Shelf wear and some wear to corners and head of spine. There is an ink inscription on the front endpaper,

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A Child's Garden of Verses

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. Pp. xiv, [137] , [3] - small woodcuts, [1] - advert., [3], 16 - publ. catalogue, nearly 100 illustrations by Charles Robinson. Green ribbed cloth with ornate gilt decorated spine, charming, delicate Art Nouveau gilt-stamped illustrations to both upper and lower covers, top edge rough trimmed, others deckled. Bit of spotting to prelims and endpages, bookseller's small ticket to lower corner of front pastedown, previous owner's pencil signature, dated 4 Decr [sic] 1895, to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy. Prideaux 14 - Illustrated Edition p.39.. First UK Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Charles Robinson. 12 Mo..

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A Child's Garden of Verses (First Issue, Jessie Willcox Smith Illustrations)

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First Edition Thus, First Issue. Hardcover. Good. Black cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto spine, upper board with paste-down color illustration, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, 8vo (9-3/8 inches [23.8 cm] tall), pp. xii, 124, (125), color illustrated endpapers, twelve captioned tissue-guarded plates and numerous in-text line drawings by Jessie Willcox Smith. Volume is worn with rubbing and heavy wear to covers, spine ends are frayed but with some of the gilt stamping from "Scribners" still visible at heel [one of multiple first issue points], front pastedown with 4 dabs of glue (likely from a one-time bookplate), two color plates noted with short closed edge tears - not affecting illustrations, some wrinkling to a few tissue guards, small price in pencil [2.50] to top corner of lower board pastedown. A popular and much reprinted book, this copy meets all the many points for the first edition, first issue of the Scribner's Jessie Willcox Smith illustrated edition of "A Child's Garden of Verses". Ref. Nudelman, A22.

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Child's Garden of Verses

Smith, Jessie Willcox (Illus); Stevenson, Robert Louis (Auth)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. (1905). TEG. 125 pgs. Black cloth with pictorial pastedown on front cover, gilt titling on spine, rubbed at extremities, light shelfwear to pastedown, internally bright and clean except 5 leaves with a faint stain at corner not interfering with text or illustrations. Color title page and 12 full page color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. A charming illustrated version of Stevenson's classic verse for youngsters. . First Thus. Very Good -/No Jacket. Large 8vo.

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

Stevenson, Robert Louis

NY: David McKay, 1926. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth. Published NY: David McKay, 1926, first printing. Oblong 4to., 9 1/8" x 11 1/2", 89pp., illustrated by H. Willebeek Le Mair with 12 full page color plates, b/w pictorial endpapers. Green cloth with gilt tiles, color pictorial cover inset, decorative text border. Some fade toning to the cloth along edges, spine lettering bit dull, mild wear at the tips. Very good. . Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by LE MAIR, H. WILLEBEEK. 4to.

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A Child's Garden of Verses

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1944. Quarter leather with gilt lettering to the spine over patterned paper boards. Spine with a couple of very light scuffs, otherwise a rather near fine copy in a green clamshell box with red spine lettering. Illustrations by Roger Duvoisin and signed by him. Limited to 1100 signed and numbered copies, this being 330. . Signed. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Roger Duvoisin.

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1896. The first illustrated edition of this timeless children's classic. Original green ribbed cloth with gilt titles and front cover design of a child holding a flower pot with flowers ring to form a frame, and with a little girl digging under a rising flower on the back cover. First state, with the 16 pages of ads at the end, ith 1895 daye (book actually came out in that year, though dated 1896). With period bookplate of Emily Katherine Ellis, a noted Stevenson collector who knew the author, and no other marks except that Ellis tipped in an unusual 2"x3" period photograph of Stevenson to the flyleaf. Mild rubbing to covers as usual, else a better than very good, tight, clean and bright association copy.. First John Lane & First Illustrated Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Charles Robinson. Octavo.

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A Child's Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson

London: John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1896. First illustrated edition with illustrations by Charles Robinson. 144 pages plus 16 pages of adverts at rear dated 1895. Endpapers are lightly browned, occasional foxing spots and some occasional marks on some pages, endpapers are split at hinges but binding is sound, edges of pages are all gold a little dulled crease at bottom corner of title page. First blank page has neat Christmas 1895 dedication to former owner from their godmother M H Bonham Carter plus another shaky dedication below from daddie dated 1926 and another date 1927 at bottom of page , obviously given as presents at different times.Outer covers have a few light marks and gold a little dulled especially on spine, little rubbed on edges. Not a perfect copy but still a sound attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. First Illustrated Edition. Gold Embossed Boards. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Charles Robinson. 7 ½ x 5 Inches. Hardcover.

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Child's Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. Hardcover. Very Good +. drawings by Charles Robinson.

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1931. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Willebeek Le Mair, Henriette. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large oblong format. Brown cloth spine, brown pictorial boards. Pretty colour plates. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Cover edges very very slightly grubby. Large but light foxspots throughout. One plate was detached, now reinserted but with slightly ragged edges. A nice copy of the first edition. [R]

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1931. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Willebeek Le Mair, Henriette. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large oblong format. Brown cloth spine, brown pictorial boards. Pretty colour plates. Spine bumped and slightly rubbed. Corners bumped and worn. A few marks to covers. Page corner tips lightly creased. Foxing to contents else clean. [S]

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