By Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Kate Elizabeth Olver, introduction by Laurence Alma Tadema
Lovely and scarce edition of Stevenson's classic poems, one of the better known works illustrated by portrait painter and children's artist Kate Olver.
Fine in very good plus box.
A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES
"The world is so full of a number of things, / I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings."
This copy has been gorgeously preserved by its retained box, also in a vivid indigo shade.
London & Glasgow: Collins' Clear-Type Press, (1925). 9.25'' x 7.25''. Original full indigo leather stamped in pictorial gilt. Top edge gilt. Blue silk ribbon bookmark. In original publisher's indigo box with pictorial paste-on. Pictorial endpapers. Four color plates and additional black and white illustrations by Olver. 191,  pages. Faint foxing to fore-edge and scattered faintly throughout. Unobtrusive corner repair to box and hint of sunning to edges.
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