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: Boy with Trowel]

Boy with Trowel

A red-haired boy kneels with a trowel in his hand, ready to play at working in the garden. His shorts are held up by braces, and he wears shoes and white socks; he faces away from us. [more...] [$]

[picture: Girl with flower in flowerpot]

Girl with flower in flowerpot

A girl wearing a straw boater hat sits and examines a flower growing in a flower-pot. [more...] [$]

[picture: From Her Boy]

From Her Boy

The picture shows a boy holding a large book open, as if to read, or to offer the book to someone. He has his head cocked to one side as if listening, or perhaps [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 064-frightened-boy-q75-332x500.jpg]


And face with an undaunted tread
The long black passage up to bed.
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[picture: Tree]


A stylized drawing of a tree.

This is a detail taken from the end papers of the book. [$]

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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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