A Child’s Garden of Verses.

First Edition, first issue of Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child’s Garden of Verses.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis .


Item Number: 123972

London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1885.

First edition, first issue of Stevenson’s classic work. Small octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, top edges gilt. With publisher’s logo in gilt at top left of front cover, presumed publisher’s blind stamp on title page, gilt apostrophe on spine with curved tail, gilt “of” on spine in smaller type, without advertisements. In near fine condition, owners name to the front free endpaper. Housed in a contemporary custom clamshell box. An exceptional example.

A Child's Garden of Verses is a look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination.

Add to cart Ask a Question SHIPPING & GUARANTEE