John Lane. The Bodley Head.






By robert louis stevenson. illustrated by charles robinson.

Item Description

8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. [10] + 152 + [4] pp. + [8] pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original cloth, gilt, decorated with gilt and green pictorial blocks. Deckled edges. Some wear to extremities and browning of endpapers, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 9 colour plates, including frontispiece and title page and by black and white drawings in text. Pictorial endpapers. Stevenson's collection of sixty four poems for children, first appeared under the title, Penny Whistles, in 1885. Numerous later Illustrated editions followed and this version was illustrated by Charles Robinson (1870-1937). A prolific book illustrator, Robinson had first illustrated the title in 1895 in black and white and it was also the first full book he illustrated. This 1908 edition, however, was the first with his colour plates.

[Stock No. 26226]

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