Puck of Pook's Hill.London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1906 Stock Code: 134746
NotesFirst 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. and I hope it will be helpful. Meantime, you must somehow engineer his getting the enclosed quietly and, no name attaching. This is not nice weather to be ill in. My sincerest condolences over the speech-making. I know few things more upsetting to the interior. With every good wish, Yours always, Rudyard Kipling". Kipling has made a few minor manuscript emendations, and has added a postscript by hand: "P.S. letters burned as requested. RK". Coulson Kernahan was a journalist, novelist, and fervent admirer of Kipling. Puck of Pook's Hill brings together ten stories and 16 poems by Kipling, which had previously appeared in journals.
Octavo (192 x 126 mm). Finely bound for Asprey in red morocco, spine lettered in gilt, gilt foliate ornaments to spine and cover corners, gilt ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.
With 20 full-page black and white illustrations including frontispiece.
A fine copy.
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