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KIPLING, Rudyard.

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; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.

    London : 1894 & 1895

    First book-form editions of Kipling's best-known prose work. The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals prior to their publication in the present book-form. The stories were loosely adapted into the 1967 and 2016 Disney movies of the same name. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 138770

  2. The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.

    London : 1894 & 1895

    First editions. The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals; originally published in book form in a print run of 7,000 and 10,000 respectively, they went through numerous reprints and have remained two of Kipling's best known works. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 126049

  3. Captains Courageous.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Captains Courageous.

    London : 1897

    First UK edition, binder's presentation copy, with a calligraphic inscription in manuscript in red and black ink, "To Irene, with best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. From the bindery, December 1920", signed by George Sutcliffe beneath the inscription, to the fourth binder's blank (Sangorski having died in 1912). It is probable that... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 121101

  4. Kim.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Kim.

    London : 1901

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 128694

  5. Just So Stories
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression, second state binding, of Kipling's famous collection of twelve stories and twelve poems, including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." The first impression exists in two issues of the binding. The first, on which the white blocking failed to adhere, was superseded by this more stably blocked... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 130603

  6. Just So Stories For Little Children.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.

    London : 1902

    First edition, third printing (two months after the first), inscribed by the author, "Janet Aitken from her obliged and obedient servant the author Jul. 1911", on the title page; Kipling has struck through his printed name and signed it below. Then three years old, Janet Gladys Kidd, née Aitken, later Campbell, later Montagu (1908-1988), was the daughter... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 137861

  7. Just So Stories.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression of Kipling's famous collection of twelve stories and twelve poems, including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 132012

  8. Just So Stories For Little Children.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression, in the second issue binding, of Kipling's famous collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots". The white decorative blocking to the spine and covers failed to adhere on the first issue binding, with the result that most copies now lack significant portions... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 136065

  9. Just So Stories For Little Children.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression, in the second issue binding, of Kipling's famous collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots". The white decorative blocking to the spine and covers failed to adhere on the first issue binding, with the result that most copies now lack significant portions... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 136064

  10. Just So Stories For Little Children.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression, handsomely bound, of Kipling's famous collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots". Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 134753

  11. Just So Stories For Little Children.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding, of Kipling's collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." The white blocking to the spine failed to adhere on the first issue binding, with the result that most copies now lack significant portions of it; the paint formula... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134708

  12. Just So Stories For Little Children.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression, of Kipling's famous collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots". Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134692

  13. Just So Stories For Little Children.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression, in the second issue binding, of Kipling's famous collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots". The white decorative blocking to the spine and covers failed to adhere on the first issue binding, with the result that most copies now lack significant portions... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 130728

  14. Puck of Pook's Hill.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Puck of Pook's Hill.

    London : 1906

    First edition, first impression. A handsomely bound copy of one of Kipling's major titles. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 134232

  15. Puck of Pook's Hill.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Puck of Pook's Hill.

    London : 1906

    First edition, first impression, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. With a typed letter signed from Kipling tipped in to second binder's blank: dated 7 February 1921, Kipling writes to Coulson Kernahan "this is a bad business anyway, without Farrow importing his peculiar methods of finance into it. I will write off at once to the R.L.F.... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 134746

  16. The Writings in Prose and Verse.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Writings in Prose and Verse.

    New York : 1907-37

    Outward Bound Edition. Because Kipling wrote over so many years his collected editions were continually added to. Hence complete sets are fairly scarce. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138619

  17. 141873
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Rewards and Fairies.

    London : 1910

    First edition, first impression, and first appearance in book-form of Kipling's most enduring poem "If". Originally written in 1895, "If" was inspired by the actions of Dr Leander Starr Jameson, a British officer whose forces were massacred by the Boers in 1895, but who was portrayed as a victorious hero by the British press.
    With a Hutchinson bookmark... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 141873

  18. The Bombay Edition of the Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Bombay Edition of the Works.

    London : 1913-38

    The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title of Volume I. 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 later volumes were... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 127234

  19. The Bombay Edition of the Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Bombay Edition of the Works.

    London : 1913-38

    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 later volumes were issued separately... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 119612

  20. The Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.

    New York : 1914-26

    The Seven Seas Edition, number 435 of 1,050 copies signed by the author on the half-title of vol. I. This was issued by Doubleday as the counterpart to the Bombay Edition, published by Macmillan in London. A particularly attractive set, beautifully bound by the workshop of Henry Stikeman, one of the leading American binders of the period. Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 132739

  21. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling's Verse.

    London : 1919

    First UK edition, first impression, deluxe limited issue, 90 of 100 sets numbered and signed by Kipling on the limitation page of each volume. "This edition was brought together at the publisher, Frank N. Doubleday's suggestion after much talk. It was to be tried out in the USA and if successful republished in England... The idea of the book was born... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 126105

  22. The Two Jungle Books.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Two Jungle Books.

    London : 1924

    First thin paper edition. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 126466

  23. Poems. 1886-1929.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems. 1886-1929.

    London : 1929

    First edition, number 310 of 525 numbered copies signed by the author, an exceptional set with the original dust jackets and glassines. A beautifully produced set, printed in Baskerville type by the Chiswick Press on handmade paper, and very much in the manner of the superb Sussex Edition of Kipling's works - "planned by Macmillan as a monument to the... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 140109

  24. Poems 1886-1929.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.

    New York : 1930

    First and signed limited US edition, number 478 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
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 129039

  25. Poems 1886-1929.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.

    New York : 1930

    First and signed limited US edition, number 232 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. This is of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 125430

  26. Poems 1886-1929.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.

    New York : 1930

    First US edition, signed limited edition, number 44 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
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 117542

  27. Poems 1886 to 1929.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886 to 1929.

    New York : 1930

    First and signed limited US edition, number 98 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. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 111335

  28. The Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.

    London : 1937-39

    The Sussex Edition, number 101 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. In his last years and with his health failing Kipling continued the gathering-up of existing material that resulted in "the great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 130733

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