Signed Set of Complete Works
The Bombay Edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling SIGNED In 25 Volumes Complete
The Bombay Edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling consists of 1050 copies, printed by R. & R. Clark from the Florence Press Type, Designed by Herbert P. Horne and Lent by Chatto & Windus, the proprietors of the type. The contents of the Bombay Edition are all protected by copyright. Hardback with cloth spine and paper boards Paste-down title band to spines. Top edge gilt to pages. Pages untrimmed. Volume I signed by author to half title. Covers rubbed and lightly toned with some small scuff marks. Prelims lightly to moderately foxed. Pages clean and bright if lightly toned. Vol I Plain Tales from the Hills 1886-1887 – 271 pp. Vol II Soldiers Three: The Story of the Gadsbys: In Black & White – 287 pp. Moderate to heavy foxing to front and rear pages, cracking to gutter. Vol III Wee Willie Winkie; Under the Deodars; The Phantom ‘Rickshaw and Other Stories – 301 pp. Less rubbed than the other volumes to cover. Light to moderate foxing to prelims. Vol IV From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches; Letters of Travel I – 356 pp. Title band moderately rubbed. Vol V From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches; Letters of Travel II – 346 pp. Vol VI Life’s Handicap Being Stories of Mine Own People – 329 pp. Vol VII The Light That Failed – 233 pp. Less foxed. Several scuff and soiled marks to front cover. Vol VIII The Naulahka A Story of West and East – 270 pp. Front cover lightly soiled. Vol IX Many Inventions – 314 pp. Light to moderate scuffing and soiling to cover. Chipping to title band slightly affecting the text. Vol X ‘Captains Courageous’ A Story of the Grand Banks – 172 pp. Less foxed and scuffed. Faded portions to title band not affecting text. Vol XI The Jungle Book 1914 – 175 pp. Much less foxing. Light scuffing to cover. Title band a little chipped not affecting the text. Vol XII The Second Jungle Book – 218 pp. Contains frayed ribbon marker. Light chipping to title band not affecting the text. Vol XIII The Day’s Work – 331 pp. Some scuffing to cover and chipping to title band not affecting text. Vol XIV Stalky & Co – 218 pp. Moderate foxing to rear pages. Toning to cover. Vol XV Kim – 332 pp. Contains frayed ribbon marker. Moderate toning and scuffing to cover. Vol XVI Just So Stories For Little Children Illustrated by the Author – 195 pp. Much less foxed. Some scuffing and toning to cover. Chipping to title band not affecting the text. Vol XVII Traffics and Discoveries – 336 pp. Moderate toning to cover. Vol XVIII Puck of Pook’s Hill 1905-1906 – 230 pp. Much less foxed. Cracking to gutter. Some toning to cover. Small mark to spine. Vol XIX Rewards and Fairies – 288 pp. Toning and scuffing to cover. Vol XX Actions and Reactions – 256 pp. Very little foxing. Light toning to cover. Vol XXI Departmental Ditties; Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses – 274 pp. Endpapers soiled. Cover quite bright. Vol XXII The Five Nations; The Seven Seas – 307 pp. Very little foxing. Some toning to cover. Vol XXIII Songs From Books 1915 – 262 pp. Title band a little scuffed. Vol XXIV A Diversity of Creatures 1917 – 357 pp. Cracking to gutter at rear. Vol XXV The Years Between; The Muse Among the Motors 1919 – 135 pp. Much less foxing. Cracking to gutter at rear. Overall good+ condition. Fabulous set – truly a collector’s set!
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