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A Child's Garden of Verses by  Robert Louis STEVENSON - Hardcover - 1931 - from Rare Illustrated Books (SKU: 523)

A Child's Garden of Verses

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A Child's Garden of Verses

by STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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London: George G. Harrap & Co, 1931. H. Willebeek Le Mair. This is an early edition exquisitely illustrated by Willebeek le Mair. First thus. Oblong quarto, original quarter cloth, illustrated papered boards, 12 full-page colour plates (including frontispiece); some foxing, all plates are clean and bright. Corners slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy of this delightful collection of poetry.

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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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Bookseller Inventory #
523
Title
A Child's Garden of Verses
Author
STEVENSON, Robert Louis
Illustrator
H. Willebeek Le Mair
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
George G. Harrap & Co
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1931
Keywords
Illustrated Childrens Garden
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Art; Animals;

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