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

    Stock Code: 115270

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  2. The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book.
    First editions of Kipling's classic tales. Learn More
    £3,850

    Stock Code: 112662

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  3. 123909
    First editions. The set comes from the library of the novelist Richard Adams (1920-2016), 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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  4. 130553
    First edition. The stories of the Jungle Book appeared in periodicals in 1893 to 1894 prior to being published in book form in a print run of 7,000 copies. It is Kipling's best known work, and was loosely adapted into the 1967 and 2016 Disney films of the same name. Learn More
    £1,650

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  5. 129509
    First edition. The stories of the Jungle Book had previously appeared in periodicals prior to being published in the present book-form in a print run of 7,000 copies. It has remained Kipling's best known work, and was loosely adapted into the 1967 and 2016 Disney movies of the same name. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 129509

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  6. 126049
    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

    Stock Code: 126049

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  7. 121101
    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... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 121101

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  8. 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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  9. 120627
    First UK book edition. The UK edition was preceded by the US book edition, released the previous month. The work was originally serialized 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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  10. 111373
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 111373

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  11. 116701
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 116701

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  12. 130728
    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... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 130728

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  13. 125936
    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 famously failed to adhere on the first issue binding, with the result that... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 125936

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  14. 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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  15. 130496comp
    First UK edition, deluxe signed limited issue, number 60 of 100 copies signed by the author and printed on japon. A signed limited issue of 500 copies, signed by the printer and publisher and bound in limp vellum, and a trade issue, of an unknown print run, were also released. Kipling's collected verse was first published... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130496

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  16. 130909comp
    First UK edition with colour illustrations, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, striking through his printed name and signing below, as was his usual method. Signed copies of Kipling's major works are notably scarce. Just So Stories was first published in 1902; Gleeson's illustrated edition was first... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 130909

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  17. 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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  18. 130081
    The Bombay Edition, first issue one of the original 1,050 sets signed by the author on the half-title of Volume I. The Bombay edition was initially published in 25 volumes and limited to 1,050 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, with the later 6 volumes unsigned, and limited... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 130081

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  19. 126105comp
    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...... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 126105

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  20. 130599
    A highly attractive set of Kipling's two Jungle Books, first published in 1894 and 1895. Kipling's best known work, the Jungle Book was loosely adapted into the 1967 and 2016 Disney movies of the same name. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 130599

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  21. 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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  22. 125430comp
    First and signed limited US edition, number 232 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
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 125430

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  23. 129039comp
    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

    Stock Code: 129039

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  24. 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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  25. 130733detail
    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... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 130733

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  26. 129485detail
    The Sussex Edition, number 75 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. This set with a highly appealing provenance: from the library of the eminent Kipling collector Rear Admiral Lloyd H. Chandler (1869-1947), with his and his wife Agatha's joint ownership inscription to a preliminary... Learn More
    £19,750

    Stock Code: 129485

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  27. 126132detail
    The Burwash edition, the US counterpart to Macmillan's rare Sussex Edition, which is considered the best edition of Kiplings works. Number 232 of a limited edition of 1,010 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of the first volume. During the last years of his life, Kipling was engaged in a complete revision of... Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 126132

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