KIPLING, RUDYARD Departmental Ditties and other verses.
Lahore: Civil and Military Gazette Press, . First edition, [one of approximately 350 copies]. Fawn wrappers in the form of an envelope, the front cover serving as a title-page; housed in a scarlet half-morocco case and chemise. 10 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches (27 x 10.5 cm);  ff. Some worming to the wrappers, one wormhole just affecting the last few leaves, the final leaf with initials (indecipherable) and a date of 8/7/86; a few other pencil notations in the book; likely at this early date this was someone acquainted with the Kiplings, or in their milieu.
Kipling usually referred to this as his first book, although it was preceded by several family works and his Schoolboy Lyrics. Stewart 8; Livingston 10.
C Estate of Joan Twigg
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