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A Child's Garden of Verses

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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  • hardcover
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very good; p.o.'s name on front endpaper; text & illust. rated "fine." Clean, tight, & attractive./fair; moderate chipping to dj edges; light soil; small tears along spine edges; dj-intact; dj protected by new Mylar wrap.
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Chicago: Albert Whitman, 1939. Later printing. Hardcover. very good; p.o.'s name on front endpaper; text & illust. rated "fine." Clean, tight, & attractive./fair; moderate chipping to dj edges; light soil; small tears along spine edges; dj-intact; dj protected by new Mylar wrap.. Sue Seely. 12 mo; tan textured boards with full board color paper illustration, black spine lettering; illust. endpapers; 127 pp; both b/w and color illust. throughout; illust. dj.

Stunning vintage illustrations. Easy Library series.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Rosebud Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1.19494
Title
A Child's Garden of Verses
Author
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Illustrator
Sue Seely
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - very good; p.o.'s name on front endpaper; text & illust. rated "fine." Clean, tight, & attractive.
Jacket condition
fair; moderate chipping to dj edges; light soil; small tears along spine edges; dj-intact; dj protected by new Mylar wrap.
Quantity available
1
Edition
Later printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Albert Whitman
Place of Publication
Chicago
Date published
1939
Bookseller catalogs
children's poetry;

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About Rosebud Books

Rosebud Books is located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest in the "Land Between the Rivers". We are an internet shop, open by appointment to the public. Our inventory contains a litte bit of everything from vintage technical to modern first eds. We have a nice collection of vintage and collectible children's literature and all types of poetry, art, & drama.

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