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THE JUNGLE BOOK & THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK
Macmillan 1894, 1895, London & NY - FINE books in identical onlay Riviere bindings. AEG. Full green morroco. In a FINE double slipcase. 8vo, 212,238(2ads)pp. Jungle Book(JB) with wolf on front cover. Image finely done but rather indistinct as wolf's black fur doesn't contrast well to the dark green Morroco. Wolf's snarling mouth & bright eye does contrast well. Second Jungle Book(SJB) with King's Ankus on front cover. Ankus colors; red, blue, cream, silver & gold; contrast well. Covers bound in at back. FINE contents. JB owner's name dated 1894 & with few very faint foxing spots on only some pages, SJB has only a few pages with same few very faint foxing spots. All covers edge ruled in gilt & red. Corners with elaborate geometric vine & leaf design. Turn ins triple edge ruled with similar corner design. "Bound By Riviere & Sons" gilt stamped on lower turn ins. Spines with 5 gilt dotted raised ribs. Title & author on 2 panels. 1894 & 1895 on heels. Other panels all edged in red & gilt with geometric vine/leaf design in middle. FINE set in identical Riviere onlay bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Quiet Friends]
Last Found On: 2014-12-26           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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