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    Robert Louis Stevenson Autograph Manuscript Signed. One page, 7" x 7.5"; "12 Rue Vernier", Paris; August 18, 1886. Period fair copy of a complete poem in two stanzas. In part:

    Even in the bluest noonday of July,
    There could not run the smallest breath of wind
    But all the quarter sounded like a wood;
    And in the chequered silence and above
    The hum of city cabs that sought the Bois,
    Suburban ashes shivered into song.
    A patter and a chatter and a chirp...

    Published in 1885 as #12 of A Child's Garden of Verses, dedicated to Mrs. Low in the published heading. This is a fair copy made the following year, and inscribed to the same Mrs. Low, wife of the American painter William H. Low, who was part of Stevenson's inner circle.

    Condition: Light mat burn from previous framing, with a bit of paper loss along the top edge, just touching the inscription. Some show through from patterned markings on verso.

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    May, 2017
    11th Thursday
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