A Diversity of Creatures.London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1917 Stock Code: 144624
First edition, first impression, first issue, with the publisher's name to foot of spine measuring 28 mm in length (shorter on later issues), of this collection of 14 poems and 14 stories by Kipling, some of which had already been published in periodicals.
A Diversity of Creatures "was scheduled for publication in October 1914, but this was put off because of the commencement of World War I" (Richards).
Octavo. Original red cloth, titles in gilt to spine, elephant roundel in gilt to front board, top edge gilt. With dust jacket.
Title printed in red and black.
Spine ends a little bumped, the binding otherwise sharp and vibrant, internally crisp. A fine copy in the slightly sunned but very good jacket, lightly toned, very slight creasing and edge-splitting to spine ends.
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