5 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). The Jungle Book. -- The Second Jungle Book. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1894 and 1895.
Together 2 volumes, 8o. Frontispiece and illustrations after J. Lockwood Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. Original blue cloth, front covers decorated with fine gilt blocks of Toomai and the Elephants and Kaa repsectively, spines gilt-lettered, all edges gilt (extremities just touched, spines very slightly dulled); quarter morocco gilt slipcase. Provenance: V.G.M. (contemporary initials front paste down of each volume).
FIRST EDITIONS. Livingston 104 and 115; Martindell 54 and 56. A FINE AND BRIGHT SET.
KIPLING, Rudyard. "Captains Courageous" a Story of the Grand Banks. London: Macmillan, 1897. 8o. Frontispiece and plates by I.W. Taber. (Occasional pale spotting.) Original blue cloth gilt, the front cover with a design after Taber stamped in gilt, edges gilt; quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Sydney Hyde (bookplate); Edward B. King (bookplate). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, preceded by the copyright edition, of which only a very few copies were printed. Livingston 137; Stewart 163. (3)
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