The colors in this linen like and strong soft cover book "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson, published by Merrill Publishing Company, Chicago, 1939 are brilliant. The read-aloud 16 page picture book is referred to by Merrill as book #3427. It has absolutely charming illustrations by George Trimmer. The book is in very good to excellent condition with no stains, tears, folds or writing. Being paper, it is difficult to find this book in much better condition as the copy offered. The book has generally more wear an inch or two deep framing each page. More of the wear is handling bends from turning pages which are only seen when light shines across them. Most of the pictures provided show these handling bends much more sharply than they are seen when the copy is in front of you. Please view pictures and don't hesitate to contact me if you need further information. 13" by 9 3/4".
The illustrator,Trimmer, was one of several linen graphic artists of the era noted for lively, charming, illustrations featuring cherubic children and animals (such as Ruth Newton, Milo Winter, Florence Salter, Florence Winship, Eileen Fox Vaughn, etc.).
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