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CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES - STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS - 1885. 
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: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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