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    Signed Kipling with Heath Robinson Illustrations

    [W. Heath Robinson, illustrator]. Rudyard Kipling. A Song of the English. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1909].

    Autograph edition de luxe, limited to 50 copies, of which this is number 15 and signed by Kipling on limitation page. Quarto. Unpaginated. Thirty color plates mounted within decorative borders and with captioned tissue guards. Additional illustrations throughout text.

    Publisher's full pigskin. Gilt titles and decoration with designs by Robinson. Top edge gilt with remaining edges untrimmed. Rubbing and scuffing with some abrading to corners. Backstrip with chipping to head and tail. Binding a bit shaken with cracked hinges. Offsetting to endpapers from binding. Light toning to endpapers and page edges. A very good copy.

    The scarcest and most elaborate edition of this collection of Kipling verse. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.


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