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POEMS 1886-1929.
- In three volumes. Pp.[ii]+viii+396(last blank)+[2]((colophon, verso blank)+[ii]+xxii+368(last colophon)+[ii]+xxii+354+[2](colophon, verso blank), frontispiece portrait with tissue guard Volume I, titles and headings printed in red, glossary, indices; tall cr. 4to; publisher's full crimson morocco, spines lettered in gilt between raised bands, the leather slightly scuffed, a couple of the fore-corners lightly worn; t.e.g., others uncut; dentelles decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers; armorial bookplate of Edward Wheewall Holden on upper pastedowns, bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown Volumes I & II, a few tiny edge chips or splits, occasional faint soiling and a couple of spots of foxing; Macmillan and Co. Ltd. London, 1929. First U.K. edition, limited to 525 numbered sets (500 for sale), signed by the author. Richards A386; Livingston 545. *Printed at the Chiswick Press on hand-made paper specially manufactured for this edition. The frontispiece, a full-face portrait of Kipling in dry-point by Francis Dodd, was drawn for this edition (which was oversubscribed within a few hours of its announcement to the trade). This set without the dust wrappers and dropbox. Sir Edward Wheewall Holden (1885-1947) took his family carriage and saddlery business, Holden & Frost, into a partnership with General Motors to form Australia's first automobile manufacturer. Holden was influential in the company's expansion into motor-body building, and its use of highly automated mass production technology. He was also the foundation director and first chairman of the South Australian Industries Assistance Corporation, and served in the South Australian Legislative Council from 1935-47. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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