Caretakers finally catch the poet and put him to bed, but he can still remember the sights of the stars. Here is a very special collection to be treasured for ever. This is a very scarce edition of these classic poems, rare in the box. The 1994 version I bought when my sons were born had particularly beautiful illustrations by Joanna Isles. Prideaux 14 - Illustrated Edition p. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, and Treasure Island, he died in 1894. How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Contents clean and tight, a few gatherings slightly out of line, end papers tanned, a few pages slightly dusty at edges, otherwise appears unmarked.
Before the stars have left the skies, At morning in the dark I rise; And shivering in my nakedness, By the cold candle, bathe and dress. Shelf wear and some wear to corners and head of spine. A child sees things at night. London: Longmans, Green and Co. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.
I'd come home from school every day and he'd sit on my lap and want it read to him. Ballantyne, probably named after Balantyne's mother Jean. Some of them - like 'Pirate Story' - are about the make-believe games all children like to play. The works, mostly taken from previously illustrated editions of Stevenson's famous collection, are by such well-known artists as Jessie Wilcox Smith, Charles Robinson, H. This edition is illustrated by E.
Willebeek Le Mair, Margaret Tarrant, and Willy Pogany. The E-mail message field is required. I get that this was made on a shoestring clearly! Bound in publisher's pictorial green cloth, showing a child holding a plant pot out of which roses sprout, surrounding a view of a formal garden, with gilt titles and further decoration to spine, rear board shows a girl digging at the base of a piece of decorative foliage in gilt; all edges gilt. Illustrated by Willebeek Le Mair, Henriette. First illustrated edition with illustrations by Charles Robinson.
Appealing tri-color drawings on eps. The poor reviews must be of the paperback version. A very good first edition copy, signed on a slip to the title page by R. The poems are lovely, so I suspect that being out of copyright this is just an attempt to grab at money without putting quality into it. Corners a bit bumped and creased. Gilt vignettes on front cover and spsine.
Frey The Literary Heritage of Childhood: An Appraisal of Children's. Not to mention, it acts as a window to feelings and emotions, something so important to the young emotional lives of wee ones. Her 12 full-color, full-page ills. Ballantyne is tipped onto the title page and an inscription to the front free end paper states 'from Jean Ballantyne 1902. Large but light foxspots throughout. He dedicated the work to his nurse Alison Cunningham.
Brown cloth spine, brown pictorial boards. Jacket lightly chipped at crown. Very, very slight soiling to covers with just a bit of rubbing to the joints, spine ends, and tips, front free endpapers tanned as usual, edges a bit dusty, interior clean and bright. London: Longmans Green, and Co, 1885. Black cloth, with mounted cover illustration by Smith, t. Cloth with only very light rubbing to spine ends and extremities.
Every library and bookshop should have at least one copy and the has several to choose from. Black are my steps on silver sod; Thick blows my frosty breath abroad; And tree and house, and hill and lake, Are frosted like a wedding cake. Blue original cloth, with mounted cover illustration by Smith. Sources and a short biography of the poet are appended. Illustrated by Le Mair with pictorial endpapers plus 12 magnificent color plates.
All and all, folks really talked this one up in the Ambleside society and I just wondered why in the end. Rubbing and very light bumping to spine ends, light rubbing to edges and corners. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Let me help you get toasty by stepping up on the soap box for a moment regarding poetry and children. A child plays with toys in bed. Scottish novelist, poet and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson dedicated A Child's Garden of Verses to Alison Cunningham, the nurse of his early childhood years in Edinburgh—a time whose essence he strove to recapture in the sixty-four poems of this long-treasured collection. Robert Louis Stevenson is probably rolling over in his grave.