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A Child's Garden of Verses

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A Child's Garden of Verses

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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  • fair
  • Hardcover
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About This Item

Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing, 1925. Book. Illus. by Brundage, Frances. Fair. Hardcover. Not Stated. Very discolored white spine, blue print, top edge of spine torn.

Synopsis

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
Snowball Bookshop US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
wc7022
Title
A Child's Garden of Verses
Author
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Illustrator
Brundage, Frances
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
Not Stated
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Saalfield Publishing
Place of Publication
Akron, Ohio
Date published
1925
Bookseller catalogs
Children;

Terms of Sale

Snowball Bookshop

Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Novus, check or money order; Media mail $3.50 and priority $5.00. Oversize and heavy books quoted separately. Overseas shipments and heavier books quoted separately. All dustjackets covered with Demco clear mylar covers. Books returnable within 30 days in same condition with prior approval of bookshop owner.

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Snowball Bookshop

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About Snowball Bookshop

A charming used bookstore in a renovated building in beautiful Downtown Barberton, OH. A general bookstore with over 1000,000 volumes of very nice condition hardcover and paperback books in all categories. Store hours are Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4.

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