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IF - Kipling, Rudyard - 1910. 
Doubleday Page and Company 1910 - ( 1910 ). 1st Separate edition. Oblong 16mo ( 6.25 inches ). Publisher's deluxe binding being full green leather with gilt titles within a gilt border. Covers Near Fine, contents clean with edges of end papers tanned by the leather. The first double leaf, the half-title, has a short separation at the top corner as if someone started to "open" the leaves before realizing they are double. Neat, short inscription dated Xmas, 1913. A lovely copy. This is the variant with the half title having IF in red letters inside a black device. The publication note, another variant, is shown in the photos. This separate American edition. precedes the British edition by four years. A BBC poll taken in 2005 rated IF Britain's favorite poem. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: JOSEPH NATALE - BOOKS]
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