A Child’s Garden of Verses – Tasha Tudor Illus. 1947 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson; Tasha Tudor illustrator
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1947
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Dust Jacket

First edition, first printing, date on title page/copyright page matches with no Library of Congress or ISBN number indicating later reprint. Green cloth, pictorial paste-on. Binding tight, soiling and stain to bottom, not affecting inner pages, internally fine, unmarked. DJ soiled at bottom, rubbing to extremities, light stain to rear cover. Delightfully illustrated with many illustrations by Tasha Tudor. Overall a good copy in a good DJ. A rare first edition.

Here is a delightful 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. Tasha Tudor’s watercolor paintings evoke a simpler time in the past, and celebrate two of the things she loves most — children and nature. Her talents are the perfect match for these inspiring poems, making this a handsome gift edition that will be cherished by families for generations.

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