KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). The Jungle Book. London and New York: Macmillan, 1894. -- The Second Jungle Book. London and New York: Macmillan, 1894.
2 volumes, 8° (183 x 120mm). Illustrations after J. Lockwood Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. Original blue cloth gilt, elephants (first book) or python (second book) on front cover and spine, gilt edges, later cloth solander case (joints split in first volume). Provenance: Beverly Chew (1850-1924, booklabel; sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, 5 January 1925, Part II) -- Jerome Kern (1885-1945, booklabel; sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, 29 January 1929, Part II).
FIRST EDITIONS. A FINE SET WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE, owned first by Chew, a founder member of the Grolier Club and its librarian from 1887-1892, and Jerome Kern. Livingston 104, 116; Martindell 54, 56. (2)