KIPLING, Rudyard. The Complete Works, London: MacMillan, 1937-39. 35 volumes, 8, printed on hand-made paper, wood-engraved plates and maps, contemporary russet morocco gilt by James Burn (spines slightly darkened, light scuff mark on lower compartment of vol. V, raised bands of vol. XXXV lightly rubbed), top edges gilt and red, uncut and partly unopened.
SUSSEX EDITION. NO. 146 OF 525 COPIES, VOL. I SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. "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 ... [this Sussex] edition was destroyed in unbound sheets during the bombing of London in 1941" Stewart, p. 577. (35)