A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson Henry Altemus Company

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Embark on a lyrical journey into childhood imagination with A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, a cherished collection of poetry that has delighted young readers for over a century. This edition is a testament to Stevenson's timeless appeal. Enjoy the enchanting verses dedicated to his nurse, Cummy (Alison Cunningham), who nurtured him through his childhood illnesses.

With classic poems such as “The Land of Counterpane,” “My Shadow,” and “The Lamplighter,” Stevenson captures the essence of childhood wonder and adventure. This hardcover illustrated book invites readers of all ages to explore the realms of imagination and the joys of nature through the eyes of a child.

Despite wear on the cover, a signature from a previous owner, and minor smudges on some pages, this edition remains in good condition, with all pages legible and the spirit of Stevenson's poetry as vibrant as ever. It is a perfect addition to any collector's library or a thoughtful gift for young readers discovering the magic of verse. 


  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher: Henry Altemus Company
  • Year: Circa 1910
  • Format: Hardcover, Illustrated
  • Pages: 141
  • Dimensions: 9x7x1 inches
  • Condition: Good, with noted wear

Four Key Features:

  1. Timeless Poetry Collection: Beloved verses that explore childhood imagination and adventures.
  2. Dedication to Cummy: A heartfelt tribute to Stevenson's childhood nurse.
  3. Classic Poems Included: Features Stevenson's most famous poems.
  4. Illustrated Edition: Enhanced with illustrations to complement Stevenson's lyrical storytelling.

Beyond The Final Page:

A Child's Garden of Verses offers more than just poems; it provides a window into the joys and wonders of childhood, making it a treasure for readers of all ages. This edition is a beautiful reminder of the enduring power of Stevenson's words and the universal experiences of growing up.


This vintage book shows signs of wear consistent with its age, including cover wear and minor page smudges. The previous owner's signature adds a personal touch to its history. Please see the photos for a detailed look and contact us for more information or additional pictures.

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