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Rudyard Kipling

Rare books by Rudyard Kipling, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The Jungle Book, Just-So Stories, and Kim, and handsome sets of his collected works.

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was a British author whose work was heavily influenced by colonialism. Kipling spent his early years in India before beginning his education in England. His first book, Schoolboy Lyrics, was published privately by his parents in 1881 and is today considered a great rarity. After graduation he moved back to India and began working for the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette, and in 1884 he published a collection of parodic verse entitled Echoes.

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  1. The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book.
    First editions. A handsomely bound set of Kipling's classic stories, illustrated in part by his father, John Lockwood Kipling Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 111202

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  2. .
    First editions, first impressions. Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 115270

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  3. 113359_3
    First editions, first impressions. Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 113359

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  4. 123909
    First editions. The set comes from the library of the novelist Richard Adams (19202016), with his bookplate in both volumes. Adams's 1972 novel Watership Down was one of the most successful, and remains one of the most beloved, children's novels of the 20th century. Adams described Kipling as an enormous influence on his... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 123909

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  5. 121621
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 121621

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  6. 119609
    First UK book edition, first impression. The UK edition was preceded by the US book edition, released the previous month. The work was originally published in Pearson's Magazine between 1896 and 1897. Written while the newlywed Kipling was living in Vermont, Captains Courageous is Kipling's only novel set entirely in America.... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 119609

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  7. 120627
    First UK book edition, first impression. The UK edition was preceded by the US book edition, released the previous month. The work was originally published in Pearson's Magazine between 1896 and 1897. Written while the newlywed Kipling was living in Vermont, Captains Courageous is Kipling's only novel set entirely in America.... Learn More
    £550

    Stock Code: 120627

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  8. 122235
    First UK edition, following by a little over a month after the US edition published on 16 September 1897 (Richards). "The story first appeared in serial form in McClure's Magazine, November, 1896, to May, 1897, with twenty-five illustrations by I. W. Taber, and Pearson's Magazine, December, 1896, to April, 1897, with forty-one... Learn More
    £12,000

    Stock Code: 122235

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  9. 1
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 89358

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  10. 119608
    First UK edition, first impression. "Considered to be Kipling's greatest work, and the finest novel about the India of the British Empire, the text appeared serially in the United States in Mclure's Magazineem /emfrom December 1900 through October 1901 and in Great Britain in Cassell's Magazine from January through November... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 119608

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  11. 114092
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 114092

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  12. Traffics And Discoveries.
    First edition, first impression, first state adverts dated ‘35.8.04'. Laid in is the publisher's list of titles, printed on orange paper. Traffics and Discoveries is a collection of short stories by Kipling, each story accompanied by a poem. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 101849

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  13. 122476
    A handsomely bound edition of Boys Stories, first published under this title in 1899 by Dodge, retaining the scarce dust jacket. Boys Stories was originally published under the title Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories in 1888 and contains the same stories: "Wee Willie Winkie", "Baa Baa, Black Sheep", "His Majesty The King",... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 122476

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  14. 119612detail
    The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 119612

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  15. 122367
    First edition, first impression, in a handsome binding. The collection includes the poem "If", perhaps Kipling's most famous work. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 122367

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  16. Poems 1886 to 1929.
    First US edition, signed limited issue of this collection. Number 98 of 537 copies signed by the author, of which 525 were for sale. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 111335

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  17. 118694comp
    First and signed limited US edition, number 214 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. One of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 118694

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  18. 121219
    First edition with Falké's illustrations, limited issue, number 18 of 25 copies printed on japon with the illustrations in three states; in colour on japon and papier de Hollande, and in black on papier de chine. There was total of run 1,076. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book were first published in French in 1899.... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 121219

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  19. 119727detail
    The Burwash edition, signed limited issue, number 826 of 1,010 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume. 1, of which 1,000 were released for sale. The Burwash edition is the US counterpart to Macmillan's rare Sussex Edition, which is often considered the best edition of Kipling's works. During the last... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 119727

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  20. 122892
    An attractively bound copy of Kipling's classics, first published in 1894 and 1895 respectively. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 122892

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  21. 121321
    A handsome volume of Rudyard Kipling's famous collection of twelve stories and twelve poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots", first published in 1902. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 121321

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