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SOUTH AFRICA A POEM
[Garden City, NY]: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1906. 8 leaves. Small octavo. Gray wrappers, printed in black. Upper fore-corner of upper wrapper creased, pencil note (see below), otherwise near fine. First edition in book form, one of less than thirty copies printed to secure copyright in the US. Kipling's poem in opposition to the terms of the grant of self-governance to the Union of South Africa first appeared in THE STANDARD on 27 July 1906, and A. P. Watt arranged with Doubleday for its publication in this format to secure copyright in the US. Kipling never collected the poem, although an earlier, different poem wore the same title. From the Nelson Doubleday collection sale, noted in pencil on the upper wrapper 'Published July 1906'. Scarce - Richards locates 8 copies in institutions. RICHARDS A204. STEWART 305. LIVINGSTON 304.
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