A Child's Garden of Verses

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

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis (poet). Charles ROBINSON (illustrator). A Child's Garden of Verses. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1896.

8vo. Publisher's finely ribbed forest green cloth elaborately and pictorially decorated in gilt to spine and both boards, top edges rough, others untrimmed, cream endpapers; pp. [x], xi-xiv + [ii], 3-136 + [iv] + [iv] + 16 (publisher's catalogue, dated 1895); with fine pictorial title in Art Nouveau style together with decorations and illustrations to almost every page by Charles Robinson; both externally and internally a bright, fresh copy with bruising to head of spine and a suggestion of shadowed fading to top edge, and joint, of lower cover; internally clean and fresh with only minimal and intermittent foxing.
First illustrated edition of this iconic collection of 64 children's verses by Stevenson, which is widely regarded as one of the most influential children's works of the nineteenth century. Only preceded by a modest, and unillustrated, edition of 1885.

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