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A Child's Garden of Verses by  Robert Louis Stevenson - First edition - 1885 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

A Child's Garden of Verses

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Condition: Publisher's blue cloth, gilt, with apostrophe shaped like a small "7." Very slight rubbing at spine ends, endpaper


London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1885. First edition. [2], x, 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 12mo. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt, with apostrophe shaped like a small "7." Very slight rubbing at spine ends, endpapers offset. First edition. [2], x, 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 12mo. The first edition of Stevenson's classic collection of poetry for children, with first appearances of "The Land of Counterpane," "The Land of Nod," "My Shadow," "Uncle Sparky," and "My Bed is a Boat" Prideaux A35; Hayward 297; Beinecke 192-3; Gumuchian 5440


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: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 305362
  • Title: A Child's Garden of Verses
  • Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Format/binding: [2], x, 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 12mo
  • Book condition: Used - Publisher's blue cloth, gilt, with apostrophe shaped like a small "7." Very slight rubbing at spine ends, endpaper
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1885
  • Keywords: British | Scottish | Robert Loius Stevenson
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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