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A Child's Garden of Verses

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Condition: Good/No Jacket


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.

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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