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A Child's Garden of Verses

by Stevenson Robert Louis

Condition: Near Fine


London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1895. seventh. Hardcover. Near Fine. Blue cloth over bevelled boards with gilt Longman's logo to front cover and gilt title to spine.. 6 1/2" Tall. 101 pp., with one preliminary blank (one blank page missing), adverts. page, half-title, three final blanks. Top edge gilt, deckled edges. In original blue hard covers. Shelf wear and some wear to corners and head of spine. There is an ink inscription on the front endpaper,


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: The Last Word NZ (NZ)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1360
  • Title: A Child's Garden of Verses
  • Author: Stevenson Robert Louis
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: seventh
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co.
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1895


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