3 March 2004
KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). The Jungle Book. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1894. 8° (184 x 121mm). Frontispiece and illustrations after J. Lockwood Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. Original blue cloth gilt, the upper cover and spine with animal designs, gilt edges. FIRST EDITION. Livingston 104; Martindell 54.
KIPLING, R. The Second Jungle Book. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. 8° (184 x 121mm). Illustrations after J. Lockwood Kipling, advertisement leaf at end. Original blue cloth gilt with animal designs on upper cover and spine, gilt edges. (Some wear to rear pastedown at joint). FIRST EDITION. Livingston 116; Martindell 56.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS OF KIPLING'S FOREMOST WORKS, IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION. The two works in common morocco-backed slipcase. (2)
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