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Lot 80
London: Macmillan & Co., 1901. First edition. Publisher's red cloth with the Ganesha device, in an archivally restored but essentially complete copy of the rare yellowish-green dust jacket, in a later morocco-backed clamshell case labelled "presentation copy" (though this is not a presentation copy). 8 x 5 3/8 inches (20 x 12.75 cm); [5] ff., 414 pp., [1] ff. A bright copy in the dust jacket, which is overall in very good condition. The spine of the jacket is toned with a restored loss extending just into the Macmillan device, the covers are a trifle soiled; neat restorations to the inside of the jacket. The book itself is a fine copy.
Kipling's greatest novel Kim was published in the UK about two weeks after the American edition issued by Doubleday. Set roughly in the period 1893 to 1898, when the Great Game was at its height in Afghanistan, it recounts the adventures of an orphaned boy who is recruited by British intelligence. It remains a perennially popular work. Livingston 250; Stewart 254.

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Fine Literature featuring a Collection of Rudyard Kipling

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