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Kipling, Rudyard
Poems 1886-1929.
London: Macmillan, 1929. Signed limited first edition, number 142 of only 525 copies (of which 500 were for sale) signed by Kipling. Quarto, Three volumes. Quarto, three volumes, bound in original full red crushed morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. In near fine condition. Illustrated by Francis Dodd. From the library of Captain Harold Hamilton Broadmead with his bookplate to the pastedown. An exceptional set. As a virtuoso in verse [Kipling] had more than one style at his command" (Baugh et al., 1505), from earnest cockney dialect to soaring prophetic proclamation. This handsome three-volume collection presents all of Kipling's poetry--including such memorable works as "Mandalay," "Gunga Din" and "If"--set in Baskerville type and printed on handmade paper at the Chiswick Press. With frontispiece portrait of Kipling in Volume I, signed in pencil by the artist, Francis Dodd. Livingston 545. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [United States]
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