"A Child's Garden of Verses" was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. This 1944 Heritage Press rare childrens book is a first edition. With an introduction by William Rose Benet, this illustrated book has the well known poems of Robert Louis Stevenson. "A Childs Garden of Verses", is one of the most widely published books for children with well known illustrators lending their art to the poetry.
This edition, illustrated by Mr. Duvoisin, has four sections - A Child's Garden of Verses, The Child Alone, Garden Days and Envoys. Each section is beautifully illustrated in full color as well as black and white. Roger Duvoisin was a Swiss-born American illustrator. He won the 1948 Caldecott Medal for "White Snow, Bright Snow".
This vintage book has red cloth covers with a paste-down illustration. This vintage childrens illustrated book is in very good condition. It has some very light bumping at the corners and a small spot of wear at the bottom of the spin. The pages are clean with minimal yellowing. The binding is tight. The book measures 10 3/4" x 8" and weighs approximately 1 pound 10 ounces.
An excellent copy of a well loved book that generations will enjoy. Books are always a great gift and will make memories for a life time!