Item #313287 A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. Ilustrated by Charles Robinson. Robert Louis. ROBINSON STEVENSON, Charles.
A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. Ilustrated by Charles Robinson.
A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. Ilustrated by Charles Robinson.

A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. Ilustrated by Charles Robinson.

Edinburgh: Mainstream / Waterstones, [1990]. Facsimile Edition. Small octavo, original green boards lettered and decorated in gold, all edges gilt. 136 pp + [4] pp ads at rear. Illustrated title page, decorated throughout with gorgeous black & white illustrations by Robinson, many full-page. A high-quality facsimile of the 1896 edition published in London by John Lane. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Lovely. Item #313287

¶ Summer fading, winter comes--
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
Window robins, winter rooks,
And the picture story-books.

Water now is turned to stone
Nurse and I can walk upon;
Still we find the flowing brooks
In the picture story-books.

All the pretty things put by,
Wait upon the children's eye,
Sheep and shepherds, trees and crooks,
In the picture story-books.

We may see how all things are
Seas and cities, near and far,
And the flying fairies' looks,
In the picture story-books.

How am I to sing your praise,
Happy chimney-corner days,
Sitting safe in nursery nooks,
Reading picture story-books?

Price (USD): $35.00