Signed Limited Edition of The Works of Rudyard Kipling; In the Rare Original Dust Jackets
Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Works in Prose and Verse [Signed Limited Edition].
Item Number: 22094
Garden City: Doubleday, 1941.
The Burwash edition of Rudyard Kipling’s collected works. Octavo, original red cloth with titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Top edge gilt. 28 Volumes. One of 1,010 sets with volume 1 signed by Rudyard Kipling. The volumes are in fine condition with their original dust jackets. Seldom encountered in their original dust jackets.
The works of Rudyard Kipling contains his poetry, novels, stories, travel writings, childrens tales, military tales and essays. Kipling in 1907 became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize.
Other Books by this Author
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922.
First edition, later printing of what many consider Kipling’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, embossed black and gilt to the front panel, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated. Signed by Rudyard Kipling on the title page. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
London: Macmillan , 1894-95.
First editions of both volumes in The Jungle Book. Octavo, two volumes, original blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing, contemporary bookplate to the The Jungle Book. Illustrated by J. L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very bright set.
"very sincerely yours, rudyard kipling": Rudyard Kipling Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Morgan Crofton
Single page, folded into quarters on custom writing paper from The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa with “The Vineyard, Newlands, ____ 189_” printed at the header. “Ap. 12, 1898. Dear Morgan Crofton: We are in the last agonies of packing today but I hope to have the honour of calling on the general before 12: so Tomorrow. I am most sorry to have missed him this visit. Very sincerely yours, Rudyard Kipling.” Written to British Army officer Sir Morgan George Crofton during Kipling’s first winter holiday in South Africa during which he was welcomed by a number of Cape Colony’s leading politicians, including the letter’s recipient.
“Now, don't be angry after you've been afraid. That's the worst kind of cowardice": First Editions of Rudyard Kipling's The First and Second Jungle Books
London: Macmillan , 1894-95.
First editions of both volumes in The Jungle Book. Octavo, two volumes, original blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. In near fine condition with light rubbing. Illustrated by J. L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. A nice bright set.
A Short History of St Bartholomew's Hospital, Specially Bound on the Occasion of the 800th Anniversary of Its Foundation; From the Library of Edward, The Duke of Windsor
A Short History of St Bartholomew’s Hospital 1123-1923, Specially Bound on the Occasion of the 800th Anniversary of Its Foundation.
London: Charles Whittingham and Griggs, Ltd, 1923.
Elaborately bound presentation copy. Octavo, full tan morocco, elaborately gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels with black morocco inlays, cornerpieces of thistles and flowers, front panel with central crown and gilt medallion portraits of Rahere and Harvey, silk endpapers. Full-color frontispiece illustration of The Tomb of Rahere in the Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, thirty-four black and white plates with tissue guards. Presentation plate to rear free endpaper, “Presented on the Occasion of the Eight Hundredth Anniversary of the Foundation of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Stanmore, Treasurer. On Behalf of the Governor’s of the Hospital. June 1923.” From the Library of the Edward, The Duke of Windsor. Rare and desirable.
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”: Finely Bound Set of the Works of Shakespeare
London: George Bell & Sons, 1902.
Small octavo, 14 volumes bound in full red morocco, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, gilt topstain, gilt turn-ins, silk endpapers, raised bands.
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1893-1896.
Edition du Luxe of the Works of Alexandre Dumas. One of a thousand numbered copies. Octavo, 40 volumes. Bound in three quarters blue morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout. In near fine condition. A very nice set.
"It is my hope to recall this great shade from the past, and not only invest him with his panoply, but make him living and intimate to modern eyes": First Editions of Marlborough: His Life and Times; Volume Three Inscribed by Winston Churchill
London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1933-38.
First editions of each volume. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth, with hundreds of maps and plans (many folding), plates and document facsimiles, top edge gilt. Volume 3 is inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Hailsham from Winston October 1936.” The recipient, Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone was an avid conservative and supporter of Churchill. Throughout his long political career, he held the positions of Conservative MP for Oxford and St Marylebone, Chairman of the Conservative Party, Minister of the State of Education and Science, and served two terms as Lord Chancellor between 1970-74 and 1979-87. Hailsham most notably supported Churchill in the significant Norway Debate of May 1940 which directly resulted in the formation of Churchill’s coalition government and his governance of Britain until the end of World War II. Fine in the original dust jackets which are in very good to near fine condition. A very nice association.