Poems - Underwoods (Book I in English, Book II in Scots). Ballads. Songs of Travel. A Child’s Garden of Verses. - Robert Louis Stevenson 1913 - Chatto & Windus in association with Longman’s Green & Co. , London ‘Under the wide and starry sky, dig the grave and let me lie, glad did I live and gladly die, and laid me down with a will. This be the verse you gave for me, here he lies where he longed to be; home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill.’ - Requiem.

A fine presentation of Stevenson’s poetry in a stunning Rivière & Son tree-calf binding, and printed on handmade paper at the Florence Press.

Containing the collections:
Underwood, Ballads, Songs of Travel, and A Child’s Garden of Verses. Largely fuelled by the reclusive and bedridden nature of his childhood, due to a myriad of diseases, Stevenson sought to create an alternate reality for himself, and an escape through his poetry, which we can see especially in ‘The Vagabond - Give me to the life I love’. and The Land Of Counterpane.’
  Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer, best known for his enduring romantic adventure story, Treasure Island and his alarming psychological allegory, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and and Mr Hyde.

References: Balfour,
The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson 1901. ‘A Garden of Delights’ The Guardian 2003. Simon & Schuster, web. Scholastic, web.

Octavo (20.5 x 16.5 cm). pp. [2] 399 [5].
  Bound by Rivière & Son for The Army & Navy in full glazed tree calf, spine in six compartments ruled and decorated intricately in gilt and with green morocco label lettered in gilt, boards with decorative gilt boarders, edges hatched in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt others uncut.   Condition: Fine in near fine binding with light wear to outer hinges.   Ref: 108709   Price: HK$ 6,000