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KIPLING, Rudyard.

Rare books by Rudyard Kipling, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The Jungle Book, Just-So Stories, and Kim, and handsome sets of his collected works.

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was a British author whose work was heavily influenced by colonialism. Kipling spent his early years in India before beginning his education in England. His first book, Schoolboy Lyrics, was published privately by his parents in 1881 and is today considered a great rarity. After graduation he moved back to India and began working for the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette, and in 1884 he published a collection of parodic verse entitled Echoes.

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  1. The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book.
    First editions. A handsomely bound set of Kipling's classic stories, illustrated in part by his father, John Lockwood Kipling Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 111202

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  2. Traffics And Discoveries.
    First edition, first impression, first state adverts dated Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 101849

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  3. Typed Letter Signed to the writer Ralph Straus, with integral typed envelope.
    An amusing war time letter explaining why two books that Straus had sent to Kipling had been promptly returned: "I'd been away for some time, and a large mail had accumulated which I was dealing with at the rate of knots. result - among packets of books etc. returned to various officers, the two books by Wren were packed... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 103497

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  4. Poems 1886 to 1929.
    First US edition, signed limited issue of this collection. Number 98 of 537 copies signed by the author, of which 525 were for sale. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 111335

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  5. The Works.
    The Sussex Edition, the definitive edition of Kipling's works; number 221 of a limited edition of 525 numbered sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf. During the last years of his life, Kipling was engaged in a complete revision of his works, with a view to having them published in Britain (as here) and in America... Learn More
    £25,000

    Stock Code: 108457

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