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Child's Garden of Verses

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Condition: Very Good Minus/No Jacket


New York: R H Russell (1900). Pictorial paper over boards, edges and joints rubbed, boards evenly darkened, internally clean and bright, binding tight. A beautiful edition of Stevenson's classic, finely printed on thick glossy paper including fabulous line art, monochromatic and color artwork. Mars and Squire met at the Cincinnati Art Academy in Ohio and would remain partners in work and life, moving from Ohio to NYC to France and Provincetown MA and eventually back to France where they both died in the mid-1950s. While living in France they became friends with Gertrude Stein and were part of her salon. Mars and Squire also developed the printing technique commonly referred to as the Provincetown Print (see entry in GLBTQ dot com).. First Edition. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Ethel Mars & Maud Hunt Squire. Square Folio.

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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