"With inferences and opinions solely my own and probably wrong": First Privately Printed Edition of the Catalogue of Ellis Ames Ballard's Collection of Rudyard Kipling books, manuscripts and letters
Catalogue Intimate and Descriptive of My Kipling Collection: Books Manuscripts and Letters with Reproductions of Rarities, How I Got Them, Why I Prize Them, and What I Failed to Get.
Ballard, Ellis Ames.$850.00
Item Number: 88092
Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1935.
Signed limited privately printed edition of the catalogue of Philadelphia lawyer Ellis Ames Ballard’s renowned Rudyard Kipling collection. One of 120 copies signed by Ellis Ames Ballard. This is number 84. Presented by the collector to fellow bibliophile and book collector Paul Lemperly. Octavo, bound in full vellum, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece portrait of Kipling, illustrated throughout with photographs. In near fine condition.
Philadelphia lawyer Ellis Ames Ballard acquired the most complete and extensive collection of Rudyard Kipling first editions, autograph letters, and manuscripts, many of which were later purchased by the Morgan Library.