Sale 20BP02 | Lot 53

KIPLING, RUDYARD The six editions of the Indian Railway Library.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
KIPLING, RUDYARD  The six editions of the Indian Railway Library.

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Lot 53
KIPLING, RUDYARD The six editions of the Indian Railway Library.
Comprises Soldiers Three. Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler, [1888]. First edition, first issue wrappers, without the period in the publisher's insignia. Publisher's grayish-green wrappers. Spine replaced; The Story of the Gadsbys. Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler, [1888]. First edition, ?first issue, before the mountains on the cover were retouched. Publisher's grayish-green wrappers in leather-backed slipcase and chemise. Spine replaced, small chip to edge of rear cover; idem, a second copy, wrappers also rebacked, apparently same issue; In Black and White. Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler, [1888]. First edition, first binding issue. Publisher's cream wrappers. Spine replaced; Under the Deodars. Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler, [1888]. First edition, first issue of the wrappers, before the shading was changed. Rebound in three-quarters red morocco with publisher's grayish-green wrappers bound-in. Light binding wear, wrappers reinforced; idem, a second copy, wrappers also rebacked, apparently same issue; ; The Phantom Rickshaw and other Eerie Tales. Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler, [1888]. First edition, the issue with the apostrophe before 'Rickshaw on the wrapper. Rebound in three-quarters blue morocco with publisher's grayish-green wrappers bound-in. Light binding wear, front wrapper detached, a bit chipped; Wee Willie Winkie & other Child Stories. Allahabad: A.H. Wheeler, [1888]. First edition, the binding Stewart's issue 2. Rebound in full midnight blue morocco with publisher's grayish-green wrappers bound-in. Light binding wear. The Henry William Poor copy.
A decent set of first editions, all with first or early wrapper issues, some rebound, but an exceptionally difficult group to find together. Offered with approximately a dozen first English editions or later Indian editions, most worn. Livingston (a better source than Stewart on the wrapper points) 28; 31; 34; 37; 40; 43. (18)


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