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KIPLING, Rudyard.
The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1894 & 1895. London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1894 & 1895. Kipling's most famous prose work, in original cloth 2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, pictorial designs to front covers in gilt, green coated endpapers, edges gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece to The Jungle Book, illustrations in the text of both volumes, by William Henry Drake, Paul Frenzeny, and the author's father John Lockwood Kipling. Armorial bookplate of William Reynolds to front pastedown of The Jungle Book; bookseller's tickets (Philip C. Duschnes) to rear pastedowns. Both cocked, corners gently bumped and with a touch of wear, a couple of small abrasion patches to rear of The Jungle Book, the bindings otherwise bright and firm, light scattered foxing, the contents unmarked. A very good set. First editions in book form of Kipling's best-known prose work. An immediate success on publication, The Jungle Book was reprinted twice in 1894 and twice again the following year. "Kipling followed with The Second Jungle Book (1895), but the two sets of stories have rarely been united, despite the fact that the later book completed the Mowgli saga with five stories that relate closely to those in the first book and that are essential to its emotional rounding-out" (Grolier). The stories were loosely adapted into the 1967 and 2016 Disney movies of the same name. In 1907 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Kipling, making him the first English-language writer, and the youngest ever, to receive the prize. Richards A76 & A85; Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famo … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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