The Jungle Book

KIPLING, Rudyard (author). J.L. KIPLING, W.H. DRAKE and P. FRENZENY (co-illustrators). The Jungle Book.

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KIPLING, Rudyard (author). J.L. KIPLING, W.H. DRAKE and P. FRENZENY (co-illustrators). The Jungle Book. London; Macmillan And Co. 1894.

8vo. Original dark blue pictorial cloth gilt, gilt vignette to upper cover and spine, matt black endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. [viii] + 212; with illustrations in monochrome throughout; an uncommonly attractive copy of an increasingly scarce book with bruising, some fading, and weakening to cloth at spine ends only, but no nicking or splitting, small abrasions to forecorners, a suggestion of mild vertical creasing to spine and light rubbing to joints, internally extremely fresh and clean with very good, crisp, endpapers and hinges and the original tissue-guard, unfoxed, frontispiece tissue, a neat and contemporary owner's name to upper pastedown, and occasional almost negligible, and very sporadic, foxing.
First edition.
- sold together with:
KIPLING, Rudyard (author). The Second Jungle Book. London; Macmillan And Co. 1895.
8vo. Uniform publisher's dark blue pictorial cloth gilt, gilt vignette to upper cover and spine, matt black endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. [viii] + 238 + [ii], adverts.; with engraved chapter-headings, vignettes, and other illustrations after designs by J. Lockwood Kipling; a very good copy with some rubbing and bruising to spine ends; a weak and unobtrusive, vertical crease to spine; very small wear, and a similarly minor knock, to top forecorner of upper cover; slight loss of surface sheen in small areas of upper board and a circular ink mark (15mm) to bottom corner of lower cover; internally somewhat shaken, although not cracked, with occasional light thumbing, marking, and faint speckling, and with the armorial engraved bookplate of Innes of Cowie, 1913, to front pastedown; an increasingly scarce set.
First edition.

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