A Child's Garden of Verses
A Child's Garden of Verses

STEVENSON, Robert Louis (author). Charles ROBINSON (illustrator). A Child's Garden of Verses.

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis (author). Charles ROBINSON (illustrator). A Child's Garden of Verses. London; John Lane, The Bodley Head. [1908].

8vo.; publisher's taupe pictorial cloth, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, Art Nouveau pictorial endpapers in colour; pp. [xiv], 3-152 + [iv] + [viii], adverts.; with pictorial title-page, frontispiece, and 7 other fine and delicate coloured plates together with line drawings throughout by Robinson; a beautiful and exceptionally bright copy, externally fine and fresh, internally also unusually clean and attractive with a few fox-spots to endpapers at inner gutter and one or two prelims, with a neat and early gift inscription, dated 1912, to front blank but otherwise bright, without signs of handling.
First colour-illustrated edition by Charles Robinson with the top edges gilded and the pagination error (page 7 numbered 13 and 13 numbered 7, with no loss of text, continuity, or integrity). Charles Robinson was the first artist to turn his hand to illustrating this classic children's book. His first treatment of it, with wonderful Art Nouveau illustrations throughout in sinuous line, was published in 1896 (see above).

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