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: 78024
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, with a closed tear to the half-title page. Housed in a contemporary custom half morocco and cloth clamshell and chemise.
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.