R.H. Russell, 1900, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First, Illustrated By: Mars, Squire
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON. A Child's Garden of Verses, New York: R.H. RUSSELL, 1900. Large, square quarto, first edition, pp. 115, printed boards, illustrated by E. Mars and M.H. Squire, interleaved with pages from the 1910 Scribner edition showing Jessie Willcox Smith illustrations for these verses, with the ownership signature of Sara Delano (this copy came from the estate of a Franklin D. Roosevelt collector, so the signature may be that of Roosevelt's mother -- I don't know). An important edition for collectors of illustration and children's books, but, like other Russell books, this one was doomed to unnatural physical failure. Condition of this book: Backstrip mostly perished, covers' edges worn and chipped, some leaves loose, occasional tears at edges; clean. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Mars, Squire. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 1900-1920; Children. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54324.