“A VIRTUOSO IN VERSE”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF KIPLING’S COLLECTED POEMS

  • Poems 1886-1929.

Poems 1886-1929.

$2,800.00

Item Number: 78031

London: Macmillan, 1929.

Signed limited first edition, number 337 of only 525 copies (of which 500 were for sale) signed by Kipling. Quarto, Three volumes. Quarto, three volumes, bound in original full red crushed morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. In fine condition. Illustrated by Francis Dodd. An exceptional set.

“As a virtuoso in verse [Kipling] had more than one style at his command” (Baugh et al., 1505), from earnest cockney dialect to soaring prophetic proclamation. This handsome three-volume collection presents all of Kipling’s poetry—including such memorable works as “Mandalay,” “Gunga Din” and “If”—set in Baskerville type and printed on handmade paper at the Chiswick Press. With frontispiece portrait of Kipling in Volume I, signed in pencil by the artist, Francis Dodd. Livingston 545.

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