A Child\\'s Garden Of Verses

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

First published in 1885, the first printing of A Child's Garden of Verses ran 1000 copies by Longhaus, Green and Co in London. This book was not illustrated until the 1896 edition, published 2 years after Stevenson's death. The collection contains about 65 poems, and many of the poems, including “The Land of Counterpane,” take a positive perspective on Stevenson's own childhood which was plagued by sickness. He dedicated the work to his nurse Alison Cunningham.

Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer. (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) Although he died at just forty four years old and suffered from ill health the majority of his life he managed to travel and write extensively in that short period. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Although Stevenson fell out of the canon for a number of years, today he is one of the most translated authors and is highly celebrated for his stories.

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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… Read more about this item
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Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1885. FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (6.5 x 4.5 inches). One small area of loss (finger nail sized) to the bottom inner margin of one page, well away from the printed text, and a few finger marks but otherwise a very good copy. Finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather. Spine with raised… Read more about this item
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London, New York: John Lane, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Book. Illus. by Robinson, Charles. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Illustrated Edition. Green buckram with lettering & decorations stamped in gilt. Adds dated 1895. Beautiful illustrations by Charles Robinson in black and white. There is offsetting to the pastedowns and free endpapers. Gilt is bright and undamaged.… Read more about this item
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QUITE RARE. A Child's Garden Of Verses (1888 Charles Scribner's Sons 1st American Edition) USED. Good+ /No dust jacket included. Leatherbound edition. Please see our photos. Title page also states 1888, indicating a First Edition Thus. Leather has separated at spine, making back cover a bit loose. However, endpapers remain intact. Former owner bookplate on inside front… Read more about this item
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Longmans, Green, And Co. London. 1885. FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (6.4 x 4.5 inches). A bright and clean copy throughout with just a little browning to both free endpapers. Armorial bookplate on front paste down. Publishers original blue cloth binding. Boards with bevelled edges. Small gilt stamped publishers device to front board. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge… Read more about this item
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A beautiful copy. This book is immaculate. Beautiful paste-on paper plate. The nicest copy I have seen. There are 11 full-page coloured illustrations. In total, 85 pages followed by glossary.Dated 1929 - no other date stated. Illustrated throughout with B & W drawings by Eulaiie. A rare book.
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Rand McNally & Company, 1934. Very Good Hardcover, pictorial cover with color illustrations . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Cover.
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N. Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. Book. Illus. by Smith, Jessie Willcox. Near Fine. Hardcover. Reprint. Fine but for a Prev. owner name ( dated 1927 ), on front endpaper, toned top edge, and a few very minor traces of use. Complete with all illustrations. the jacket has one short closed tear, and a little wear… Read more about this item
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Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1926. Very Good, green hardcover, 12 full color plates by H.Willebeek LeMair. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Cover. Illus. by Le Mair, H. Willebeek.
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Orange boards w/black & blue illustrations on front & black titles on spine & front board, illustration endpapers, 122 pp, book name plate on torn front endpaper, otherwise completely in tact, tight and square.
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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. Two leaves with tears to the edge, not affecting the text. Some foxing internally. Very good. . Very Good. Gilt Decorated Cloth. First Edition… Read more about this item
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by Stevenson, Robert Louis. Illustrated By Florence Edith Storer

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. Lightly worn copy of this children's classic from 1913, this edition with the illustrations by Storer. Includes eight full color plates and nine in black and white, as well as additional black and white illustrations throughout the text. Green pictorial cloth printed in pink and lighter green, 116 pages. Covers heavily… Read more about this item
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Racine, WI: Whitman, 1917 140 pgs. Green cloth with color pastedown to front cover, pressed leaf stain to two pages; dust jacket age toned, fragile with a few small losses. An uncommon illustrated edition of Child's Garden of Verses including 7 color plates and 8 b&w plates by Josephine Wheeler Weage. . First Thus. Cloth Hard Cover. Very… Read more about this item
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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1944 Handmade patterned paper over boards with gilt-titled leather spine, small nick to leather else fine; clamshell case with light wear and sunning along edges and spine. A wonderful illustrated edition of Stevenson's classic juvenile poetry. Illustrations by Roger Duvoising, some of which have been colored by hand at the studio of… Read more about this item
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New York: R H Russell (1900). Blue pictorial paper over boards stamped in navy and pink, extremities worn through, 3/4" missing from base of spine, clean interior. 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… Read more about this item
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Black cloth board covers with black spine. Soiling, scuffing, edge wear and corner bumps on covers. All pages present but first 7 pages detached with writing in purple crayon. Binding shaken and hinge cracked and broken in front of book. No DJ. Published by Scribners Circa 1900s (1905?) Measures 9.5 x 7.25 inches with 125 pages. Poor
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. Hardcover. Near Fine. Later printing. Illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. Small quarto. Two small neat names else very near fine, lacking the dustwrapper. A handsome copy.
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The Platt & Munk Co, Inc, 1929. Good Hardcover, with numerous illustrations by Eulalie Blue cloth with pictorial cover and illustrated endpapers, some wear to edges. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Cover. Illus. by Eulalie (illustrator).
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New York: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc., 1929. First edition with the Eulalie illustrations, 1929. Externally worn, internally very good. Classic poems for children, illustrated with eleven full color plates plus numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text. Blue cloth with color illustration mounted on the front cover, decorative endpapers, 88 pages. Covers rubbed, mainly at the… Read more about this item
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A Child's Garden of Verses (Large Paper Edition), Limited to 250 Copies
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London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, 1896. Octavo. First English Illustrated edition. Limited 150 copies for England and only 100 copies for America of this large paper edition. 136(1) pp. illustrated by Charles Robinson. A Child's Garden of Verses is another classic by Stevenson; in many ways, it is a biography of his early life set to poetry.… Read more about this item
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