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A Child's Garden of Verses by  Robert Louis Stevenson - Paperback - No. 2154. - 1937 - from Hedgehog's Whimsey Books (SKU: Alibris.Ch0270005896)

A Child's Garden of Verses

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A Child's Garden of Verses

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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  • paperback
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Good. Tears and rubbing significant to spine. Comparatively minimal edge wear. Pages show "rumpling" with occasional s
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Akron OH / New York.: Saalfield Publishing., 1937. No. 2154.. Wraps. Good. Tears and rubbing significant to spine. Comparatively minimal edge wear. Pages show "rumpling" with occasional soil spots. Quite readable. Color art framable.. Burd, C. M. (Color artwork by), and Brueggeman, Binnie (Pen&Ink B&W line drawings by.. 1 16 p. Textured linen-like paper illustrated large booklet, stapled. 10.5x12.5 in. 6 full-page color illustrations. 13 verses. RARE in this edition. Classic 1930s children's oversized picture book: The lithographed artwork is vibrant. Selected verses by Robert Louis Stevenson: Marching Song; The Wind; Singing; Foreign Children; Block City; My Shadow; The Sun's Travels; Where Go the Boats? ; The Flowers; Pirate Story; the Land of Nod; The Land of Counterpane; The Cow.

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
Hedgehog's Whimsey Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
Alibris.Ch0270005896
Title
A Child's Garden of Verses
Author
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Illustrator
Burd, C. M. (Color artwork by), and Brueggeman, Binnie (Pen&Ink B&W line drawings by.
Format/binding
Wraps
Book condition
Used - Good. Tears and rubbing significant to spine. Comparatively minimal edge wear. Pages show "rumpling" with occasional s
Quantity-available
1
Edition
No. 2154.
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Saalfield Publishing.
Place of Publication
Akron OH / New York.
Date Published
1937
Keywords
C M Burd, artist|Brueggeman, artist|Lithography|Picture book|Marching Song|The Wind|Singing|Foreign Children|Block City|My Shadow|The Sun's Travels|Where Go the Boats?|The Flowers|Pirate Story|Land of Nod|The Land of Counterpane|The Cow
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry; Children's Picture-books;

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About Hedgehog's Whimsey Books

Hedgehog's Whimsey Books was born in a random moment when I decided to become a used books seller. Beginning in 2001, I apprenticed myself with a longtime pro in the next town, hoping to learn her secrets. She encouraged my free help but was wary of sharing all those secrets. Nonetheless, she turned me loose when she felt I would not embarrass her; she was impressed, finding I actually knew something about books and authors and styles. I am still learning, and I am having a good time with the random avalanches of books to be recycled into good homes, one by one. Inventory has mounted: my mother downsized her 7,000-plus library, and we (my Geezer and I) went to library book sales, yard emporiums on weekends, estate dispersals, and added the books my kids left behind, wanting to stock their own shelves anew. Some folks simply tooled down our dirt road and left boxes on our porch. Myself? Well, I am also a photographer, journalist, curious stuff collector, avid reader, writer, editor, small-time publisher, and online pontificator. At Hedgehog Enterprises, I do "Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains", established in 1991. Since I have the smallest brain (by unpopular vote), I am the Head Hedgehog. Do I specialize in particular genres? I thought I did, but my barn has lots of Geezer-built shelves, and we have many interests, so topics vary, as do book conditions and editions. I try to describe such, and sometimes have too much fun as I poke along. There is no charge for the therapy of browsing, folks, so find my sites and stay awhile. If a purchase results, know that the tax collector in Newport, New Hampshire, may get a pleasant surprise. Or, I may buy a few more apple cider donuts or sweet potatoes. No pressure. Hedgehogs do have yearnings. If you should visit by chance or by appointment, enjoy our old New Hampshire farmhouse location alongside the Sugar River and its companion recreation Rail Trail, nearby two historic railroad covered bridges just off Chandlers Mill Road. Feel welcome. -- Lucy G Wells, proprietor.

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