Short Exercises in Latin Prose
Short Exercises in Latin Prose

RUDYARD KIPLING'S SCHOOL BOOK

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Short Exercises in Latin Prose
Rudyard Kipling's school book
[KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936).] BELCHER, Reverend Henry. Short Exercises in Latin Prose Composition. London: Macmillan and Co., 1879.

Kipling's school book, containing his name Kiplingin two places on the front fly-leaf. At the back of the book is a drawing of a deodar cedar and on page 116 he has written several notations in Latin. From the collection of G.M. Williamson of Sparkill, New York, a Kipling collector whose library was sold at Anderson Galleries in 1915. It was described as “The Very Remarkable Kipling Collection made by G. M. Williamson” and included other school books from the author.

12mo (150 x 95mm). Half title (upper corner neatly cut from half title, rear hinge cracked). Original printed cloth (light rippling, small library label to spine). Custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Rudyard Kipling (ownership inscription) – G.M. Williamson (his sale, Anderson Galleries, 17 March 1915, lot 104) – Anderson Galleries, 21 March 1917, lot 897.

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