Rewards and Fairies

KIPLING, Rudyard (author). Rewards and Fairies.

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KIPLING, Rudyard (author). Rewards and Fairies. New York; Doubleday, Page & Company. 1910.

8vo.; publisher's dark green ribbed cloth pictorially blocked in black and lettered gilt to spine and upper cover, top edges olvine, others untrimmed; pp. xiii, [xiv-xvi], 3-344; a very fresh copy indeed with rubbing to head of spine and a couple of tiny nicks to cloth at spine ends, internally fine with previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown.
First U.S. edition, published alongside the U.K. first, containing the first appearance of this famous verse, and cultural touchstone, which must contend to be the best-known poem in the English language. As an example of Victorian-era stiff-upper-lip stoicism it was penned as paternal advice from the poet to his son, John.