KIPLING, Rudyard. The Day's Work. London: Macmillan, 1898.
8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt decoration to front, gilt lettering to spine; pp. [vi] + 381 + [xviii,. ads]; 2cm split to bottom of spine, very good indeed.
First edition of this collection of stories mainly written between 1893 and 1896 while Kipling was living in Vermont. Considered to be one of his better and most complex aggregations, among the included stories is the title .007, though, while Kipling certainly is at his most adventurous here, this title bears no relation to the Ian Fleming character. Other tales include The Tomb of His Ancestors, The Devil and the Deep Sea, and The Maltese Cat.