Item #17596 A Child’s Garden of Verses...With nine poems not published in prior editions. Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Introduction by Janet Adam Smith. Robert Louis Stevenson.
A Child’s Garden of Verses...With nine poems not published in prior editions. Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Introduction by Janet Adam Smith
A Child’s Garden of Verses...With nine poems not published in prior editions. Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Introduction by Janet Adam Smith
A Child’s Garden of Verses...With nine poems not published in prior editions. Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Introduction by Janet Adam Smith
A Child’s Garden of Verses...With nine poems not published in prior editions. Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Introduction by Janet Adam Smith

A Child’s Garden of Verses...With nine poems not published in prior editions. Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Introduction by Janet Adam Smith

San Francisco: The Press in Tuscany Alley, 1978. One of five hundred copies, three hundred of which were bound by the Schuberth Bookbindery. The remaining two hundred copies were issued in folded gatherings for hand bookbinders. Signed on the colophon by Joyce Lancaster Wilson and Adrian Wilson. With nine full-page illustrations (including frontispiece), two tailpieces, and thirty-eight decorative initials, all printed in color. Adrian Wilson at the Press in Tuscany Alley with the assistance of Maria Poythress Epes, Jerry Reddan, Adriane Bosworth, and Myra Levy. Typeset by the Mackenzie-Harris Corporation in Centaur and Arrighi types and printed on a Colt’s Armory press on Arches Laid Text. A fine copy. Bound by the Schuberth Bookbindery in green silk. Octavo. 114 pp. Item #17596

Adrian Wilson (1924 – 1988) was encouraged to print the present work by Norman Strouse, founder of the Silverado Museum (now part of the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum), and Ellen Shaffer, the museum’s curator. Shaffer also encouraged Wilson to contact the Beinecke Library, which housed a set of galley proofs of nine Stevenson poems that had not yet been published. Marjorie Wynne, a Beinecke research librarian, sent photocopies of the poems to Wilson so they could be included in the present work. In addition, Wynne suggested that Janet Adam Smith, a noted English scholar of Stevenson, write the introduction. In The Work and Play of Adrian Wilson, Wilson notes that the press mark, “the white painted wrought iron gate to our garden,” appears for the first time in the present work, printed on a green background above the colophon.

Adrian Wilson and Joyce Lancaster Wilson (1914 – 1996) were co-proprietors of the Press in Tuscany Alley. The couple printed books by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and many others on presses including a Colt’s Armory, a Vandercook, and a Kelly B. Adrian Wilson and Joyce Lancaster Wilson (1914 – 1996) were co-proprietors of the Press in Tuscany Alley. The couple printed books by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and many others on presses including a Colt’s Armory, a Vandercook, and a Kelly B. The Work and Play of Adrian Wilson, 182. Burgess, Charles. “Joyce Lancaster Wilson” (obituary). SF Gate (April 17, 1996).

Price: $350.00

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