KIPLING, RUDYARD The Jungle Book.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1894. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth, decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches (18.5 x 12 cm); vii, 212 pp. Minute rubbing to extremities, but an unusually fresh example, with none of the foxing usually found in this work; Together with The Second Jungle Book. London: Macmillan. 1895. Publisher's blue cloth, decorated in gilt, all edges gilt; this copy in the very rare dust jacket. 7 1/4 inches x 4 3/4 inches (18.5 x 12 cm); vi, 238 pp., plus advertisement leaf. The printed jacket darkened on the spine, the upper edge a bit frayed and soiled, a few repaired tears, but a a very decent example, the book itself in brilliant condition..
An attractive set in original state, housed in a slipcase and chemise, of two classic children's books more usually found in worn condition. J. Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard's father, provided illustrations to both volumes; the first was also illustrated by W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. Livingston 104 & 116; Richards A76, A85. (2)
C Estate of Joan Twigg
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