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[Works] The Writings in Prose and Verse ...
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. Outward Bound Edition, one of 2 copies, with special limitation leaf: There have been printed Two Sets of The Outward Bound Edition on Dickinson's Handmade paper for Rudyard Kipling and F.N.Doubleday. 8vo. Quarter brown morocco and grey drab boards, vellum tips, t.e.g., others uncut. Occasional slight rubbing, else fine in black cloth slipcases. Outward Bound Edition, one of 2 copies, with special limitation leaf: There have been printed Two Sets of The Outward Bound Edition on Dickinson's Handmade paper for Rudyard Kipling and F.N.Doubleday. 8vo. EFFENDI'S COPY, INSCRIBED, ONE OF TWO SETS. Superb set testifying to the great literary friendship between Kipling and his great champion in America, F.N. Doubleday, whom Kipling would later dub "Effendi" (after his initials, F.N.D.). The first volume of this ad hominem set, Plain Tales from the Hills (Richards A95), is inscribed twice and with a quotation by Kipling: the frontispiece portrait, opposite the limitation leaf, is inscribed "Rudyard Kipling to F.N. Doubleday who invented this edition. Jan. 1897"; inscribed again on the title page, "To Frank from Rud: April 99" striking through his printed name out and signing below "Rudyard Kipling"; opposite the title page, Kipling has written the opening line of "Follow Me 'Ome": There was no one like 'im,Orse or Foot, Nor any o' the Guns I knew Richards notes (D5, p. 572): "The set at Wimpole (former home of Kipling's daughter Elsie Bambridge) contains a printed leaf stating 'There have been printed two sets of the Outward Bound edition on Dickinson's handmade paper for Rudyard Kipling and F. N. Doubleday.' " After receiving his copy of The Years Between in this edition, Kipling wrote Doubleday on 27 August 1919: 'I don't think that the Outward Bound Edition qua Edition will ever be beaten' (Doubleday Princeton, MSS Division, VI). " Volumes XV & XVI are each bound in two parts; the latter volumes of the set do not quite correspond to Richards D5: Letters of Travel [A328], has a fly title identifying it as vol. XXIX (Richards calls it vol. XXVIII); The Irish Guards in the War (2 vols., 1923) and Debits and Credits (1926) (vols. XXIX, XXX, XXI in Richards) are not present. A Book of Words (1928) bears the printed series title XXXIII and is one of 130 sets on Japan paper; vols. XXXIV to XXXVII are also on the Japan paper without limitation: Limits and Renewals (1932), War Writings and Poems (1937), Land and Sea Tales (1937), and Something of Myself (1938). In his memoirs, Doubleday wrote that one day someone asked: "'Will you get me a complete set of Kipling in uniform binding?' I told him that it did not exist. That gave me an idea that perhaps I could get permission to make a uniform set. The difficulties of the job, even now that I look back on it, were tremendous." A SPECTACULAR ASSOCIATION. See Richards D5 (note); Martindell 180, Livingston pp. 432-447 and Supp. p. 179, Stewart pp. 560-563, Ballard p. 228
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