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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: 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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STEVENSON Robert Louis

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Item Description: 1885. First Edition. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child’s Garden of Verses. London: Longmans, Green, 1885. 12mo, original blue cloth gilt over beveled boards, top edge gilt, uncut. Housed in custom slipcase. $5000.First edition of Stevenson’s delightful and influential book of children’s verse, "the first sizable group of poems to capture a child’s quality of imagination, sense of wonder and intense enjoyment of experience.""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 They were the first sizable group of poems to capture a child’s quality of imagination, sense of wonder, and intense enjoyment of experience" (Meigs, 293-4, 408). Prideaux 14. Hayward 297. Grolier Club Stevenson 55. Gerstley 20A. Gumuchian 5440. Osborne II:662. Bookseller’s small ticket.Endpapers lightly toned. Cloth with only very light rubbing to spine ends and extremities. A lovely copy in near-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 71256

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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, and Co., London, 1885. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. First Edition. Pp. x, 101. Blue, silk-grained cloth boards with bevelled edges, 'The Sign of the Ship' gilt-stamped to upper left of front cover, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Very, very slight soiling to covers with just a bit of rubbing to the joints, spine ends, and tips, front free endpapers tanned as usual, edges a bit dusty, interior clean and bright. A lovely, collectible copy. Prideaux 14. Size: 12 Mo. Bookseller Inventory # 25754

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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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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Published by London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. (1885)

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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

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

Published by London: Longmans, Green, 1885 (1885)

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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: Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1885. First edition. 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 Publisher's blue cloth, gilt, with apostrophe shaped like a small "7." Very slight rubbing at spine ends, endpapers offset [2], x, 101 pp. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers. 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 305362

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

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Published by Longmans, Green and Co.,, London, 1885, (1885)

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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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Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by Longmans Green, and Co, London (1885)

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Item Description: Longmans Green, and Co, London, 1885. 8vo. First edition. First printing. one of a thousand copies printed. Original blue cloth. Very good with only a slight bit of rubing on corners and spine ends. Prideaux 14; Beinecke 192. A lovely homage to childhood. Bookseller Inventory # 61314

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Stevenson, Robert Louis:

Published by London: Longman's Green, and Co., 1885. (1885)

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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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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. 101 Pp., With Two Preliminary Blanks, Adverts. Page, Half-Title, Three Final Blanks. Attractively Bound In Well Preserved 3/4 Dark Morocco, Five Bands, Gilt Title And Author, Over Beautifully Marbled Paper Boards, Matching Hand Marbled Endpapers. Top Edge Gilt, Deckled Edges. First Printing,First Issue, One Of 1000 Copies, With No Mention Of "Two Series" In List Of Books By Stevenson.No Names Or Marks Or Stains Or Other Damage, Pages Clean And Just A Little Aged [With One Very Small Foxing Spot]. Gift Quality. Ex Collection Of Dorothygish But Not Marked As Such. Bookseller Inventory # 024848

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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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A Child's Garden of Verses: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Item Description: Longman's, Green and Co., London, England, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 101 pp. 5" x 7.5". Original blue cloth covers are rubbed with bumping to spine extremities and corners. Gilt titling on spine with apostrophe shaped like a "7". Publisher's logo in gilt in upper left corner of front cover. Endpapers are tanned. Contains 64 poems including dedicatory poem "To Alison Cunningham". Untrimmed pages. Gilt to top edge of pages. A splendid copy of one of the most important works of children's literature. Offered for sale by Come By Chance Books- a small, family-run bookshop in beautiful Niagara on the Lake. Bookseller Inventory # 6636

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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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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. 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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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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Item Description: 1896. London. John Lane. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 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 â€" 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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A Child's Garden of Verses.: STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885, 1885. Octavo. Original blue cloth, bevelled boards, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine darkened, two openings with old tape residue in gutter, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies published. From the library of the bibliographer of Dickens and Trollope, Walter E. Smith, with his pencilled ownership inscription to the first blank recto. Bookseller Inventory # 109762

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Stevenson, Robert Louis.

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885. Small 8vo, x, 101 pp. Blue-colored cloth over beveled boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, gilt publisher's stamp on top cover. Top edge gilt. Trivial rubbing at extremities. Endpapers show some paste action. Internally fine. Housed in an Atmore Beach folding box and quarter-morocco slipcase. Very good. First edition. Just 1,000 copies printed in 1885 at five shillings each. Stevenson began work on this influential book of children's verse after taking up Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children and proclaiming "these are rather nice rhymes, and I don't think they will be difficult to do." Grolier Children's 100 #49. Prideaux 14, Hayward 297, Osbourne II:662. Bookseller Inventory # 104791

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Item Description: Picture Lions, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6616321

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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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Child's Garden of Verses: STEVENSON, Robert Louis

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Published by London Longmans, Green, and Co. (1885)

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Item Description: London Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. First Edition of "A Child’s Garden of Verses" STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child’s Garden of Verses. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. First edition, first issue. With no mention of "Second Series" on advertisement page. Small octavo (6 1/4 x 4 3/16 inches; 158 x 105 mm). [2], x, 101, [3, blank] pp. With original front cover and spine cloth bound in at back. Beautifully bound by Maclehose, Glasgow in full red morocco. Boards quadruple-ruled in gilt. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Boards edges ruled in gilt. Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Original peacock blue cloth from front board and spine bound in at the back. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Previous owner, journalist and author, Charles Whibley's signature on title-page. Previous owner James Mann's attractive bookplate in the style of Burne-Jones on front free endpaper. An about fine copy. Stevenson began writing poems for children in 1881, and thirty-nine were collected in Penny Whistles, of which only three copies, distributed to friends, have been located. He added further poems between 1883 and 1885, and issued the book as A Child’s Garden of Verses. Regarding the original cloth, Beinecke 192 (with a curved apostrophe used in the word "Child’s" and the word "of" in a small type in the spine lettering, no sequence determined). Charles Whibley (1859–1930) was an English literary journalist and author. He was a Paris correspondent for the Pall Mall Gazette, and contributer to The Pall Mall Magazine, Macmillan's Magazine, and Blackwood's Magazine. Beinecke 192-194. Prideaux, p. 35, no. 14. Osborne II 662 HBS 67846. $1,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67846

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A Child's Garden of Verses: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Published by Longmans Green, London (1885)

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Item Description: Longmans Green, London, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Robert Louis Stevenson: A Child's Garden of Verses: first edition. Longmans Green & Co , London 1885. 8vo 101 pp . A very bright first edition copy of this collection of verses, A Child's Garden of Verses. This issue contains the smaller "of" in the title on the spine but rounded apostrophe. There is no mention of "Two Series" in the advertisements leaf facing the half title page. In very good condition. Original blue cloth boards with bevelled edges. Top edge is bright gilt with the other pages are uncut. The covers are a little rubbed with light staining to the upper board. Lightly faded spine and lightly worn corners. The end papers are browned with a previous owners ink signature on the front free pages. Split hinge on page 48 and the book holds together very well. Bookseller Inventory # 000273

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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. 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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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. 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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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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