DescriptionRudyard Kipling. Captains Courageous. London: Macmillan and Co., 1897. First edition. Small octavo. Twenty-two full-page text illustrations. Original medium blue smooth cloth. Some wear to extremities and corners. Wrinkling to half title, rear board bowed a bit, bookplate to front pastedown, still a very good copy.
Rudyard Kipling. Captains Courageous. London: Macmillan and Co., 1897.
First edition. Small octavo. viii, 245, [1, blank], [2, ads] pages. Twenty-two full-page text illustrations (including frontispiece, which repeats the illustration on page 79).
Original medium blue smooth cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. All edges gilt. Navy blue coated endpapers. Some wear to extremities and corners. Wrinkling to half title, rear board bowed a bit, bookplate to front pastedown, still a very good copy. Chemised and in a quarter blue morocco slipcase.
"Kipling's third attempt to write a long story was made during his residence in the United States, and the background for this novel centres around the deep-sea fishing industry of Gloucester, Mass. The story first appeared in serial form in McClure's Magazine, November, 1806, to May, 1897, with twenty-five illustrations by I.W. Taber, and in Pearson's Magazine, December, 1896, to April, 1897, with forty-one illustrations by I.W. Taber and Fred T. Jane. A copyright edition, made up in part from the sheets of the serial and in part from a separate printing, was prepared by the S.S. McClure Co., London and New York. The text differs slightly from the regular edition" (Stewart, p. 149).
Livingston 137. Martindell 68. Stewart 163*.
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