"Let us now praise famous men - men of little showing": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's Stalky & Co.
Stalky & Co.
Item Number: 96106
London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1899.
First British edition of Kipling’s collection of school stories. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and gilt medallion displaying an elephant to the from panel, top edge gilt. In fine condition. From the library of George Barr McCutcheon with his bookplate to the pastedown. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case. A bright example.
Kipling was born in India, which inspired much of his work and his innovative stories for children have become timeless classics. He became one of the most popular writers in the British Empire, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907. Kipling's Stalky & Co. follows the story of a group of raucous adolescent boys at a British boarding school.