The Seven Seas.

"Through the naked words and mean, May ye see the truth between, As the singer knew and touched it in the ends of all the Earth!": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Seven Seas

The Seven Seas.

KIPLING, Rudyard.


Item Number: 121559

London: Methuen and Co, 1896.

First British edition of Kipling’s collection of songs and poems dedicated to voyages on the high seas which includes A Song of the English and Hymn Before Action. Octavo, original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine and vignette to the front panel. In good condition.

In the short span of four years, English author Rudyard Kipling produced, in addition to the Jungle Books, a collection of short stories (The Day's Work), a novel (Captains Courageous), and a profusion of poetry, including The Seven Seas, a collection which includes two of his better-known poems: A Song of the English and Hymn Before Action.

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