KIPLING, RUDYARD Group of six scarce Kipling items.
Comprises The Potted Princess. New York: Privately Printed, 1925. First edition in book form. One of 66 numbered copies printed for private presentation. Publisher's printed boards, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. A very fresh copy, housed in a morocco slipcase and chemise; Collah-Wallah and the Poison Stick. New York: Privately Printed, 1925. First edition in book form. One of 66 numbered copies printed for private presentation. Publisher's printed boards, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Very light wear; Lord Roberts; The Outlaws; and The Covenant. Garden City: [Doubleday, Page & Co.], 1914. Each one of approximately 100 copies printed to obtain copyright. Three broadsides, two housed in a morocco-backed slipcase and chemise, the other in a cloth case. Fine; George Haven Putnam: A Biography and Appreciation of Mr. Putnam's kindly interest in the matter of the sale of unauthorized editions of Kipling's works. Ostensibly Nottingham: Privately printed, 1900, but one of 50 of the facsimile (and first available) edition; only two copies of the original were printed. Two sheets of double-ply toilet paper in a morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. About fine.
The last item is a facsimile on two-ply toilet paper of a wicked parody of the standard publisher's life "George Haven Putnam was born of poor but most disreputable parents. This was done in the Retail Department, without his knowledge." Stewart 357; 448; 451; 449; not in Stewart. (6)
C Estate of Joan Twigg
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