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A Child's Garden of Verses

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. Later printing. Hardcover. Jessie Willcox Smith. 124pp. Quarto [24 cm] Black cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and an illustrated paper label mounted to the front board. Illustrated endsheets. Very good. The edges of the covers are rubbed and gently bumped. The spine is very subtly rolled, and the spine ends are gently faded. The pages are slightly browned, and occasionally foxed. The dust jacket is in good condition only. Rubbed and creased. A large portion of the illustrated paper label is missing. There are several small closed tears and numerous chips in the edges. There is a very tiny moisture stain along the bottom edge of the front panel. Jessie Willcox Smith was an illustrator from the United States famous for her work in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal and for her illustrations for children's books.


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: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 25039
  • Title: A Child's Garden of Verses
  • Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Illustrator:Jessie Willcox Smith
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Later printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1927
  • Keywords: Robert Louis Stevenson; verses; Jessie Willcox Smith BOSTON 2016; PASADENA2019 & OAKLAND2019


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