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Item Description: 0. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses. Original cloth. London: Longmans. Green and Co., 1885. First edition. Prideaux 14; Beinecke 192. A fine copy in a morocco-backed cloth folding box. Bookseller Inventory # 66801

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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES: STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS

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Item Description: STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. London: Longmans, Green & Co. 1885. Small 8vo (4 1/2 x 6 1/2"), blue cloth stamped in gold, top edge gilt, x, 101p., except for the usual offsetting on endpaper, clean, bright and Fine, housed in a beautiful custom 1/2 leather box. 1st ed. 1st printing (of 1000 copies) with apostrophe on spine shaped like the number 7, the word "OF" in smaller type on spine and with no mention of "Two Series" in the list of other works by the author. Many of these poems for children were written by Stevenson when he was ill in bed, and are dedicated to his nurse from childhood, Alison Cunningham. This first edition was printed on fine quality paper but is unusual in that it was not illustrated until the 1896 edition, published two years after Stevenson's death. This is a fine copy of this most important book of poems for children. Bookseller Inventory # 33960

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A Child's Garden of Verses: STEVENSON, Robert Louis

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, London, 1885. Hardcover. First edition. 12mo. original blue cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, in half blue morocco slipcase by Sangorski. Inscribed on front fly leaf "To Miss Pigot with every kind wish from M. I. Stevenson, May 1885." With the bookplate of the noted collector Doris Louise Benz. A fine association copy presented to a friend of Mrs. Stevenson soon after the book was published. After the death of Stevenson's father, he and his mother were often together. She accompanied him to America when he spent some time at Saranac and on his voyage through the South Sea Islands which followed. When he settled in Samoa, she became a permanent member of the household.Miss Pigot went to India at the age of seventeen and worked there as a missionary. In November 1882 charges had been made "against the moral character" of Ms. Mary Pigot, then Superintendent of the Female Mission in Calcutta, The charges were brought in a document given to the Rev. William Hastie, who had been dismissed from his post as Principal of the Foreign Missions College in Calcutta, in 1883. He had appealed the charges "want of tact and tempers and his discourtesy" and in spite of an eight hour speech in his defense lost the appeal. Mr. Hastie had sent the charges to the Foreign Missions Committee with a post script in effect confirming the charges. The Committee handed the paper to Ms. Pigot who happened to be in Edinburgh on a visit. She returned to Calcutta and raised a libel action against Hastie. She finally won the case and Hastie was found guilty of malicious libel. The Commissioners had investigated the accusation against Ms. Pigot and found "the only serious charge brought home to Miss Pigot was that she had unwittingly appointed a Roman Catholic as matron of the orphanage, and had retained her services after she knew the fact that she was not a Protestant". . This was Miss Pigot's chief fault and it is said that the Commissioners "saw no reason to believe that she tolerated any known impropriey, and they have a strong impression, from what they have learned elsewhere, that the orphanage was no worse off in respect to its native agents than all other mission of similar character." Fanny wrote to her mother-in-law in May, 1884 "He [Stevenson] was greatly taken up with the Miss Pigot triumph, and wrote her a short note when he first heard of it, to say so." Miss Pigot wrote in July, 1884 "Mrs. T. Stevenson has made me her debtor for many years. And my intense appreciation of literature has bound me in full homage to her gifted son whose gem of a letter is a treasure to possess."A fine copy in the preferred binding in which the apostrophe in the word "Child's" on the spine has a curved tail, quite scarce thus. Other copies of the first, and second, editions as well, have been noted on which this apostrophe resembles a small figure seven. [Beinecke 192. Hayward 297. Booth and Mehew The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, v. IV pp. 71, 79. Yale Letters, Letter 1005. Lewis and Mills, Feminist Postcolonial Theory.ÊKent, Converting Women.]. Lower spine edge slightly rubbed, a tad cocked, else fine Inscribed on front fly leaf "To Miss Pigot with every kind wish from M. I. Stevenson, May 1885." With the bookplate of the noted collector Doris Louise Benz. Bookseller Inventory # 19141

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Item Description: London: William Heinemann 1921., 1921. The Vailima Edition, Limited to 1030 copies of which this No 90. Complete in 26 volumes. Large 8vo. Finely bound in recent dark blue half morocco titled in gilt to spine, gilt decoration to the others, and raised bands to spines; blue cloth boards; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An imposing and beautiful set. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Prideaux. Bookseller Inventory # 38406

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES: STEVENSON, Robert Louis

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longmans Green & Co, 1885. First edition, first issue. 12mo. Original blue cloth with bevelled edges. Gilt lettering on the spine and gilt stamped publisher's device on the upper cover. Top edge gilt and page edges untrimmed, one page badly opened with short tear to edge. A fine, bright copy. One of 1000 copies in the first edition. This volume of poetry has provided us with some of the best loved verses for children, including "Bed in Summer", "The Land of Nod", "My Shadow" and "The Land of Counterpane". Bookseller Inventory # 21418

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A Child's Garden of Verses: STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green, 1885, 1885. Beinecke 193; NCBEL III, 1005. First edition, first issue binding. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. ? Publisher's presentation copy, with their round blind-stamp on the title page. Edges slightly rubbed; cloth a little soiled; very nice copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 20047

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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Item Description: London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885., 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, first issue. 8vo. Original gilt stamped blue cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Enclosed in a blue cloth drop box. Very good-fine. Previous owner's inscription of the front free endpaper, dated 4 June, 1885. Prideaux A35; Beinecke 193. First issue with "7" on spine instead of the apostrophe. Bookseller Inventory # 226433

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A Child's Garden of Verses: Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, London, 1885. First edition. First edition. [2], x, 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 1 vols. 12mo. Prideaux A35; Hayward 297; Beinecke 192; Gumuchian 5440 Original blue cloth gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Spine slightly dull, ends a bit bumped, usual darkening of endpapers, overall a fine, fresh copy in custom half morocco slipcase and chemise [2], x, 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 1 vols. 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 233884

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Child's Garden of Verses. First Edition.: STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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Item Description: Longmans, Green and Co.,, London, 1885, 1885. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child’s Garden of Verses. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885. (Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., Printers, New-street Square, London, as per final leaf). First Edition. Pp. (6),[vii]-x,(2),[3]-101,(3). 8vo, peacock blue cloth with bevelled edges, gilt publishers decorationto front board, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom-edges untrimmed; housed in green cloth marble-backed jacket, housed in an elaborate gilt-decorated full brown leather solander case, gilt lettering andfive gilt tooled bands to spine of case. Prideaux, A Bibliography of theWorks of Robert Louis Stevenson, 14. Small bump to bottom front fore-corner, else very good in custom solander case. A very nice copy indeed. 4,000.00. Bookseller Inventory # 107696

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A Child's Garden of Verses.: Stevenson (Robert Louis)

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Item Description: Longman's Green and Co, 1885. FIRST EDITION, first issue, publisher's presentation copy with their blind-stamp on title 'Presented by the Publisher', a few very minor stains on the last leaves at either end, pp. [ii], x, 101, [3, blank], 16mo, original blue cloth with bevelled edges, publisher's logo in gilt on the upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, spine very slightly faded, extremities a trifle worn, t.e.g., others untrimmed, preserved in a cloth covered card chemise, blue cloth slip-in case with red lettering piece on spine, very good. A very good copy of this classic. 1,000 copies were printed, on fine paper. This is the first issue, with no mention of 'Two Series' in the advertisement, the apostrophe on the spine shaped like an apostrophe (the apostrophe shaped like a 7 has sometimes been held to represent first issue, but presentation copies has the apostrophe shape), and the word 'OF' in smaller type. 'The power of this collection of simple verses lies in the fact that it . shows that life which a child lives within himself, and takes so completely for granted that he seldom speaks of it, usually because he cannot. Stevenson has here recaptured not only a part, but the whole of that hidden life, and has set those recollections forth in just the terms that children would use, could they put them into words at all' (Meigs, pp. 293-4). Furthermore, 'they were the first sizable group of poems to . capture, with equal consistency and thoroughness, a child's quality of imagination, sense of wonder, and intense enjoyment of experience' (p. 408). (Prideaux 14; Hayward 297; Grolier Club Stevenson 55; Osborne II 662). Bookseller Inventory # 51187

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Item Description: London: Longman's Green, and Co., 1885., 1885. Small octavo. Blue cloth, lettered in gilt, bevelled edges, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Binding darkened and worn, with chipping to spine ends, old (and now elapsed) repairs to inner hinges between endsheets and text block, endsheets darkened (and rear pastedown bubbled), shaken, one leaf carelessly opened, with marginal chip; a heavily used and traveled copy, with fine provenance. "Second edition" (i.e. second printing of the first edition). A fine family association copy, inscribed by Stevenson's mother on the half-title: "John Balfour from his affect Grand Aunt M.I. Stevenson October 1885." Margaret Isabella (Balfour) Stevenson (1829- 1897), or "Maggie" (as she was known to her family), married Thomas Stevenson in 1848 and gave birth to RLS in 1850. She had a strong and loving relationship with her son. Although quarrels between RLS and his father about religion, his career and his marriage were upsetting to the family, the family remained close. After her husband died in 1887, Maggie went with RLS and Fanny on their travels to America and the South Seas and even settled with them in Vailima. She returned to Edinburgh to live with her sister after RLS died. BEINECKE 195. HAYWARD 297. PRIDEAUX A35. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 64344

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ROBINSON, Charles.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Published by London: John Lane, The Bodley Head; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896 (1896)

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Item Description: London: John Lane, The Bodley Head; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896, 1896. Small octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and floral centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, decoration to turn-ins gilt, floral patterned endpapers, top edge gilt. Some occasional light foxing otherwise in excellent condition. Illustrations throughout by Charles Robinson. First Charles Robinson edition. Bookseller Inventory # 105791

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longman's Green & Co, London, 1885. Half Dark Blue Morocco. Book Condition: Near Fine Book. First Edition. 6 1/2" Tall. 101 pp., with two preliminary blanks, adverts. page, half-title, three final blanks. Top edge gilt, deckled edges. Attractively bound in well preserved half dark morocco, five bands, gilt title and author, over marbled paper boards, matching hand marbled endpapers. No names or marks or stains or other damage, pages clean and just a little aged [with one very small foxing spot]. First issue with no mention of "Two Series" in the advertisement at front. Gift quality. Bookseller Inventory # 024848

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885, 1885. Small octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Some light browning to page edges otherwise a fine copy. First edition, first impression. Bookseller Inventory # 35843

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Item Description: 1885. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. Original blue cloth, beveled. First Edition, first printing (which consisted of 1000 copies). Stevenson began writing these verses as early as 1881: supposedly after perusing through Kate Greenaway's BIRTHDAY BOOK FOR CHILDREN, he observed "These are rather nice rhymes, and I don't think they will be difficult to do," and then proceeded to try his hand at them. It is hard to believe that the author of DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE and THE BODY-SNATCHER also wrote these sprightly juvenile rhymes, voiced as if by a child. The book is dedicated to Alison Cunningham, "Cummy," his childhood nurse-maid.~The spine lettering of this copy includes an apostrophe shaped like the digit "7", and the word "OF" is about the same size as the word "A"; some copies have a curved apostrophe, and some have a smaller "OF" (priority among these variations has been debated, but nothing is conclusive). The top edge of the pages is gilded, with the other edges uncut, which is the usual primary state. Inside, this copy has the ink-stamp "Printed in Great Britain" at the foot of the title verso, which we have seen before; though not mentioned by bibliographers, this would likely designate a copy of the first edition that was initially sent overseas (most likely to a colony).~This is a very good-plus copy, with a little rubbing at the very extremities of the volume but with scarcely any other wear or soil; the front paste-down bears two bookplates -- that of Luke A. Ionides (1837-1924, friend of Whistler and patron/collector of the arts), plus another partially removed. Beinecke 193; Princeton 20A copy 3; Prideaux pp 35-39. Bookseller Inventory # 13049

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ROBINSON, Charles | STEVENSON, Robert Louis |

Published by London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. (1896)

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Item Description: London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896., 1896. One of 150 Large Paper Copies on Japon Vellum Influenced by Walter Crane[ROBINSON, Charles, illustrator]. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. First Illustrated Edition. One of 150 large-paper copies printed on Japon vellum paper. Octavo (8 3/4 x 6 inches; 224 x 151 mm.). xiv, 136, [8] pp. Over 150 line drawings including many full-page.Publisher's original dark red cloth as issued with the green cloth covers of the trade edition as doublures, paper label to spine, top edge gilt, others uncut. Minimal rubbing to front edge of spine label (spare label at end) otherwise fine.This is the first illustrated edition of this classic work and a highpoint in any Charles Robinson collection. Robinson was entrusted with designing the layout and presentation. Proof of the care that went into the quality of the book production is that twenty-three of the larger illustrations (of 27) and eight of the smaller illustrations (of 148) are initialed by Carl Hentschel who was Aubrey Beardsley's favorite engraver.The binding has proved a mystery to some, but the answer is simple, this edition is bound in exactly the same format as the Edinburgh Edition or Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson announced in 1894 to be published in 20 volumes (but ultimately expanded to 28 volumes including the complimentary appendix). Volume one appeared in November 1894 - the last volume appeared in June 1898.Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was born into a family of illustrators - his younger brother was William Heath Robinson and his older brother was Thomas Heath Robinson - and rose to become one of the most fashionable book-illustrators of his era. At age twenty-five he illustrated his first full book, A Child's Garden of Verses, with over 100 images. These illustrations for Stevenson's most endearing and popular book bear the influence of the Art Nouveau style, of his brother, W. Heath Robinson, Aubrey Beardsley, and , particularly, Walter Crane.Walter "Crane's Cantor Lectures on Decorative Illustration, given before the Society of Arts in 1889, were first published in book form in 1896, although Robinson was familiar with Crane's ideas when he illustrated and designed a Child's Garden of Verses."The book was to be seen as an integrated whole and, as such, it was wrong to ignore the relationship of the binding material, cover design, end-papers, and other 'preliminary' elements to one another and the rest of the book, as it was thoughtless to arrange illustrations without considering the format of the book or the typeface with which they would be printed.Robinson.undoubtedly endorsed [Crane's] suggestions that, in any illustrated book, the preliminary material.should be suggestive of what was in store, secretive and a little playful, so that the reader was to pass on with bated breath until his initial excitement was complete with the splendour of a beautifully designed title-page" (de Freitas, Charles Robinson, p. 16).De Freitas, p. 83. Bookseller Inventory # 03392

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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Item Description: 1896. 8vo., bound by Stikeman in half gilt ruled dark burgundy morocco over marbled paper boards, spine panelled and lettered in gilt with gilt thistle centre tools, all edges gilt. Illustrated by Charles Robinson. A handsome copy. First Robinson illustrated edition, large paper copy, limited to 250 copies on Japon vellum. From the library of George J. Gould with his Georgian Court engraved bookplate. Georgian Court is now the home of Georgian Court University. George Jay Gould I (February 6, 1864 – May 16, 1923) was a financier and the son of Jay Gould. He was himself a railroad executive, leading both the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW) and the Western Pacific Railroad (WP). Bookseller Inventory # 2080813

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885, 1885. Small octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. Bookseller Inventory # 98132

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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES: STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS

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Item Description: STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. NY: R.H. RUSSELL (1900). Large square 4to (12x12"), blue pictorial boards, tips and spine extrems lightly rubbed else Fine. 1st edition of perhaps the most lavish of all illustrated versions of these poems and possibly the first edition of these poems with color illustrations. This edition is illustrated by E.MARS and M.H. SQUIRE with lovely full page color plates and full page black and whites plus a profusion of text illustrations. The book is printed on heavy glossy stock and is truly beautiful. (This version was later issued in a much smaller and greatly abridged format). Due to the nature of the binding and its large size, very few copies of this edition survive in collectible condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5066

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A Child's Garden of Verses.: Stevenson (Robert Louis)

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Item Description: Longmans Green and Co, 1885. FIRST EDITION, a few minor spots and stains, pp. [ii], x, 104, 16mo, original bevel-edged medium blue cloth, spine gilt lettered, publisher's logo on the front cover, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, spine slightly faded and bumped at either end, corners a trifle worn, bookplate, cloth chemise and light blue gilt lettered morocco and cloth slipcase, good. First issue of the text (with no mention of the 'Second Series' in the list of the author's works), second issue of the binding (apostrophe shaped like a 7, 'OF' the same size as 'A', not smaller). 'The power of this collection of simple verses lies in the fact that it . shows that life which a child lives within himself, and takes so completely for granted that he seldom speaks of it, usually because he cannot. Stevenson has here recaptured not only a part, but the whole of that hidden life, and has set those recollections forth in just the terms that children would use, could they put them into words at all' (Meigs, pp. 293-4). Furthermore, 'they were the first sizable group of poems to . capture, with equal consistency and thoroughness, a child's quality of imagination, sense of wonder, and intense enjoyment of experience' (p. 408). (Prideaux 14; Hayward 297; Grolier Club Stevenson 55; Osborne II 662). Bookseller Inventory # 50914

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STEVENSON. ROBERT LOUIS.

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1885, 1885. FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (6.4 x 4.4 inches). A very good, bright copy. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in late nineteenth century full brown calf. Triple gilt ruled borders with central circular gilt device made up the authors initials on boards. Spine with wide raised bands,each with five ruled gilt lines. Three dark green labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Compartments fully decorated in gilt and with circular green leather onlays. The onlay to the top panel is missing. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Previous owners bookplate on front paste down. Original blue cloth front board with small gilt stamped publishers device and original spine bound in at the rear. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Minor rubbing to edges and front hinge cracked but firm. Overall a very good clean copy in a very pretty early leather binding. Bookseller Inventory # 6200

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Item Description: Scribner's, 1905. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Jessie Willcox Smith (illustrator). First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition (1905) with Smith Illustrations. Fine copy (light staining to back panel).Near fine Fresh Jacket. $1.75 on flap.Difficult First. Jacket lightly chipped at crown.Beautiful Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 007220

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by Longmans Green and Co (1885)

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Item Description: Longmans Green and Co, 1885. Hardcover. First ediition, first issue. [does not mention the Second Series in the list his works]. x + 101 pp. 12mo [4-1/2" x 6-1/2"]. Peacock blue cloth over boards, bevelled with gilt stamped spine. publisher's device stamped gilt stamped on upper front left corner. teg. fore and bottom edge untrimmed. bookplates [2], inscription on front fly, wear with some loss to the extremities and spine slightly dull else a very good copy. [apostrophe on spine shaped like a 7]. Prideaux 14. Bookseller Inventory # 207065

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Child's Garden of Verses: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by R H Russell, New York

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Item Description: R H Russell, New York. Book Condition: Very Good Minus. No Jacket. Ethel Mars & Maud Hunt Squire (illustrator). First Edition. (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). Size: Square Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 006494

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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES: STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS

STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS

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Item Description: (LE MAIR,H. WILLEBEEK)illus. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stevenson. Philadelphia: McKay (1926). Oblong 4to (11 1/2 x 9 1/4"), green cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in somewhat worn dust wrapper. 1st edition with Le Mair's illustrations (preceding the British edition by several years). Illustrated by Le Mair with pictorial endpapers plus 12 magnificent color plates. This is a beautiful copy of one of Le Mair's most sought after books. Bookseller Inventory # 2496

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Stevenson, R.L.; JOYCE LANCASTER WILSON

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Item Description: 1978. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses. 114, [4] pp. Illustrated throughout by Joyce Lancaster Wilson with 9 full-page woodcuts, 36 woodcut initials, and several woodcut vignettes of various sizes. 8vo., bound in recent half morocco. San Francisco: The Press in Tuscany Alley, 1978. One of 500 copies, signed by the illustrator. Several poems by Stevenson are published here for the first time. Joyce Lancaster Wilson is responsible for creating this delightful book of vivid colours and felicitous images that work on a child's level but also appeal to adult readers. The book is a combination of colourful initials, vignettes and full-page plates, designed and printed by Joyce Lancaster Wilson and a skillfully printed text by her husband, the renowned San Franciscan scholar-printer Adrian Wilson, in Centaur and Arrighi types. Very fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 37652

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Stevenson, Robert Louis; JOYCE LANCASTER WILSON

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Item Description: 1978. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses. 114, [4] pp. Illustrated throughout by Joyce Lancaster Wilson with 9 full-page woodcuts, 36 woodcut initials, and several woodcut vignettes of various sizes. Large 8vo., 250 x 160 mm, bound in half morocco over boards, title in gilt on spine. San Francisco: The Press in Tuscany Alley, 1978. One of 500 copies, signed by the illustrator. Nine poems by Stevenson are published here for the first time. The book is a combination of colourful initials, vignettes and full-page plates, designed and printed by Joyce Lancaster Wilson and skillfully printed by her husband, the renowned San Franciscan scholar-printer Adrian Wilson, in Centaur and Arrighi types. Bookseller Inventory # 46146

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Published by Longmans, Green, London (1885)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, London, 1885. Hardback. First edition.. Small 8vo. (6.5 x 4.5 inches). pp.x, 101. Publisher's blue cloth gilt, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, others uncut. Cloth a little rubbed to boards and edges. Free endpapers browned. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Personal bookplate to front pastedown (Claude Goldsmid-Montefiore). First issue of the text (with no mention of the ‘Second Series’ in the list of the author’s works), second issue of the binding (apostrophe sharp-edged, shaped like a 7, the word ‘OF’ the same font size as ‘A’, not smaller). A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. Bookseller Inventory # 16583

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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES: STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS

STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS

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Item Description: STEVENSON,ROBERT LOUIS. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. London: Collins, no date, circa 1925. 4to (7 1/2 x 9 1/2"), full leather with round gilt pictorial vignette on cover, top edge gilt, [192]p., FINE IN PUBLISHER'S BOX with color plate on cover (some fading to box). Illustrated by KATE ELIZABETH OLVER with color pictorial endpapers, 4 color plates plus numerous full and partial page black and whites. There is also a 14 page introduction by Laurence Alma Tadema. This is a very scarce edition of these classic poems, rare in the box. Bookseller Inventory # 18434

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