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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by  Robert Louis STEVENSON - Hardcover - Signed - 1944 - from Charles Agvent and


by STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Condition: Mild and typical rubbing to the spine tips. Near Fine in a Very Good clamshell case with some soiling and rubbing

[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.

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.

  • Bookseller: Charles Agvent US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 010409
  • Author: STEVENSON, Robert Louis
  • Illustrator:Roger Duvoisin
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Mild and typical rubbing to the spine tips. Near Fine in a Very Good clamshell case with some soiling and rubbing
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club
  • Place: [New York]
  • Date published: 1944
  • Keywords: 19th Century British Literature; Poetry; Robert Louis Stevenson; Fine Press; LEC; Color Plate Books; Literature: English
  • Bookseller catalogs: Hand-Colored Plates; Children's Literature;


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