The Years Between

KIPLING, Rudyard. The Years Between.

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KIPLING, Rudyard. The Years Between. London: Metheun & Co. Ltd., 1919.

8vo., original burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt to spine; unclipped dust wrapper printed in blue; pp. [ii], xiii, [i],159, [i]; a near-fine copy, with light spotting to edges and endpapers, and very small reinforcements to interior of jacket.
First edition, second issue, with revised price overprinted on spine of wrapper and without pp.32 of advertisements, otherwise as the first issue.
This little collection of poems includes the infamous My Boy Jack written about Kipling's son, who was killed on the Western Front in September 1915. He had only been in France for three weeks and because of his very poor eyesight had initially been rejected by the army. It was only because of the intervention of his influential and famous father that he was subsequently accepted in to the Irish Guards regiment.

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