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Rudyard Kipling
THE JUNGLE BOOK (1894) RUDYARD KIPLING, ILLUSTRATED 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING
1894. Near Good. THE JUNGLE BOOK RUDYARD KIPLING Illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling, William Henry Drake, and Paul Frenzeny MACMILLAN & COMPANY LONDON AND NEW YORK 1894 Rare true first edition. 1894 at title page; verso blank as correct for first printing. Dark blue full cloth boards, crisp gilt cover design w/decorative bands, spine titles and design, moderate shelf wear, rub. Front board depicts iconic scene of characters riding elephants by W. H. Drake; spine features scene of cobra and mongoose. Flat navy endpapers; front w/some neat repairs, wear. Antiquarian fountain pen signature at front endpaper: "H. R. Geddes". Pages generally good or very good with varying fox. All pages and illustrations present. Several with small open tears apprx. quarter to half inch to some exterior corners and interior corners at bottom of gutter. Bright gilt text block at all sides. String-bind good, some cant. Illustrated throughout with engaging, dynamic, and decorative imagery of J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. Wonderfully enchanting full-page designs by William H. Drake & Paul Frenzeny grace this volume with stunning headers and vignettes by Kipling's father. Each story begins and ends with a verse and the intricate designs John Lockwood Kipling. Rather handsome first edition of Kipling's beloved classic of a feral jungle boy in India and near good rarity of fine book craftsmanship. Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh. 212 pages. Insured post. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: flicks-n-biblios (mediumisthemessagemedia) [Gladstone, Michigan, United States]
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