A Child’s Garden of Verses (page 1/3)

[picture: Front Cover]

Title: A Child’s Garden of Verses

Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by: Charles Scribner's Sons

City: New York

Date: 1905

Total items: 21

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Mary]


“A THOUGHT. [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

Front cover of “A Child’s Garden of Verses”, showing the wrought-iron gate into the garden, and two small children standing inside on the path. The illustration is pasted onto the cover. [more...] [$]

[picture: Girl digging with spade]

Girl digging with spade

This girl is facing away from us and bending down to dig in the garden with her spade. We can see her petticoat. [more...] [$]

[picture: Biddy]


“A THOUGHT. [more...] [$]

[picture: In the Land of Counterpane]

In the Land of Counterpane

A boy lies ill in bed in this vintage watercolour painting; he has wooden toy soldiers arranged on the bed-covers. [more...] [$]

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Pictures from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, with illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith (Charles Scribners’ Sons, New York, 1905).

Jessie Willcox Smith was an American illustrator born in Philadelphia, USA, in 1863 and died in 1935; the illustrations are in the public domain because published in the USA before 1923. Jessie illustrated over 30 books, which seem to have been very popular, and also painted the covers of Good Housekeeping magazine for many years. There are several printed biographies.

A short online biography of Jessie Willcox Smith

I bought my copy on the 1st of February, 2007, at Librarie Books, 832 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA, USA.

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