A Child’s Garden of Verses – Millicent Sowerby ca 1912


  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher: David McKay, Philadelphia, ca 1912
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Illustrated

David McKay, NY, nd. ca 1912. Millicent Sowerby (illustrator). Early Printing. One of the most beloved collections of children’s poems, this edition contains the poems with b&w drawings & 12 plates by Sowerby whose style was similar to that of Kate Greenaway. Decorated green cloth covers. slightly faded, front hinge cracking. Binding tight, interior very good and all 12 colour plates are in perfect condition. Good.

A Child’s Garden of Verses is a collection of poetry for children by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, a collection that concerns childhood, illness, play, and solitude. The collection first appeared in 1885 under the title Penny Whistles, but has been reprinted many times, often in illustrated versions. This edition is illustrated by Millicent Sowerby in B&W accompanied with 12 full-page colour plates.

It contains about 65 poems, including “Foreign Children”, “The Lamplighter,” “The Land of Counterpane”, “Bed in Summer”, “My Shadow”, and “The Swing”.

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