London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). [The Works,] London: Macmillan and Company, 1937-39. 35 volumes, large 8° (242 x 156mm). Titles printed in russet, wood-engraved initials and plates by the author in volume XIII, maps printed in red and black in volumes XXVII and XXVIII, some folding. Original russet niger morocco gilt by James Burn, covers with double gilt fillet border, spines lettered in gilt between raised bands, top edges gilt and red, others uncut (some very light scuff marks to covers, a few spines with tiny white spots).
SUSSEX EDITION. NUMBER 186 OF 525 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Stewart pp.577-580: "During the last years of his life, Kipling was engaged in a complete revision of his works, and the text of the Sussex edition represents his final revised text. Two volumes of uncollected prose and much verse are here collected for the first time ... Unfortunately, a substantial portion of the edition was destroyed in unbound sheets during the bombing of London in 1941." (35)
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