The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.London: Macmillan and Co., 1894 & 1895 Stock Code: 126049
First editions in book form of Kipling's best-known prose work. An immediate success on publication, The Jungle Book was reprinted twice in 1894 and twice again the following year. "Kipling followed with The Second Jungle Book (1895), but the two sets of stories have rarely been united, despite the fact that the later book completed the Mowgli saga with five stories that relate closely to those in the first book and that are essential to its emotional rounding-out" (Grolier). The stories were loosely adapted into the 1967 and 2016 Disney movies of the same name.
In 1907 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Kipling, making him the first English-language writer, and the youngest ever, to receive the prize.
2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, pictorial designs to front covers in gilt, green coated endpapers, edges gilt.
Illustrated frontispiece to The Jungle Book, illustrations in the text of both volumes.
Spines gently rolled and slightly faded, a touch of wear to extremities, a few small spots to covers, a bit of bubbling to sides of The Second Jungle Book but cloth notably bright, a little foxing to contents. A very good pair.
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