London: The Folio Society, 1998. Helen Smithson. First Folio Society edition with illustrations by Helen Smithson. Hardcover. 104pp. Octavo [24 cm] Brightly illustrated cloth over boards. Printed with a design by the artist. In a maroon paper covered slipcase. Fine in a near fine slipcase. Item #61274
With charming illustrations by Helen Smithson.
From the Introduction-
"A Child's Garden of Verses is a pioneering and unique work. It is the first published book in the world that is a set of poems that are at one and the same time written in the voice of a child, written as fragments of an autobiography and written specifically with a child audience in mind."