"The man’s cub is mine, Lungri...He shall not be killed. He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end, look you, hunter of little naked cubs–frog-eater– fish-killer–he shall hunt thee!”
KIPLING, Rudyard The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book London: Macmillan & Co., 1894 & 1895.
8vo. Original blue cloth decorated in gilt, edges gilt; pp. 212, pp. 238; spine to the first volume a little faded, with some rubbing to head and tail of spines, occasional foxing and two ink inscriptions to the blank preliminary leaf of vol 1.
First edition. A dual volume set of Kipling's classic jungle adventures, published in 1894 and 1895 respectively. Perhaps his best known books due to the animated films based on the second volume, these two hold a special place in the hearts of storybook enthusiasts, animal lovers and Kipling collectors alike. Both books contain illustrations by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling.
Interestingly, the first edition of the Second Jungle Book omits the final 500 words of the short story The King's Ankus, a mistake which was rectified in later editions but still occasionally appears in modern printings derived from the first edition.