• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885.

    Price Realised  

    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885.

    Small 8o. Original blue cloth over bevelled boards, front cover gilt-stamped with printer's device, spine gilt-lettered, t.e.g., others uncut (some wear to spine ends, light rubbing and staining). Provenance: John Balfour (presentation inscription from Stevenson's mother).

    Second edition, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Stevenson's mother on half title: "John Balfour from his affectionate Grand Aunt. M.I. Stevenson October 1885." A FINE FAMILY ASSOCIATION COPY,. Ashley VI, p. 5; Beinecke 192; Hayward 297.


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