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    Rudyard Kipling. The Jungle Books, Signed by Kipling: The Jungle Book. London: Macmillan, 1894. First edition, second printing. [and:] The Second Jungle Book. London: Macmillan, 1895. First edition.

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    Rudyard Kipling. The Jungle Books, Signed, including: The Jungle Book. With illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. London: Macmillan and Co., 1894. First edition, second printing ("Reprinted June 1894" on the copyright page). Small octavo. [viii], 212 pages. Frontispiece. Text illustrations. Binding cocked. Extremities worn and bumped. Minor foxing to text. Previous ownership signature dated 1894 to the front flyleaf. Bookplate to front pastedown. Very good. [and:] The Second Jungle Book. With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. First edition. Small octavo. [vi], 238, [2, ads] pages. Text illustrations. Minor rubbing to the boards and wear to the extremities. Scattered foxing to the text. Previous gift inscription dated 1895 to the half-title page. Bookplate to front pastedown. Very good. Each title page is signed by Kipling, where he has crossed out his name in print and added his autograph. Additionally, a small card laid in to the first book is signed by Kipling, "With Mr. Rudyard Kipling's Compliments." Livingston 104 and 116. Martindell 61 and 63. Stewart 123 and 132.

     

    Rudyard Kipling has been called "perhaps the most original genius among English-writing novelists of the latter 19th and early 20th centuries." Certainly no other has been so widely acclaimed, so eagerly read, or so lastingly loved by readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.



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