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THE JUNGLE BOOK ~ Kipling ~ 1894 UK 1ST EDITION / 1ST PRINTING ~ RARE
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The Original 1894 First Edition / First Printing WOW

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04 Jul, 2014 21:22:46 BST
Price:
£699.99
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Item specifics

Seller notes: The Original 1894 First Edition / First Printing WOW
Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Format:

Hardback

Place of Publication:

London

Fiction Subject:

Classic Literature

Subject:

Fiction

Language:

English

Printing Year:

1894

Date of Publication:

1850-1899

The Jungle Book

By

Rudyard Kipling

Macmillan & Co : London, 1894

RARE UK FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING

**One Of The Most Important Landmark First Editions In Children`s Literature**

 

 

Up for auction I have on offer the exceptionally scarce true First Edition / First Printing of  `The Jungle Book` by Rudyard Kipling`. This is one of the most well known Children`s book ever written loved around the world hence this being a very special book. The Jungle Book was the basis for the scout movement founded by Baden Powell and it`s characters are still used today. 

Please see below for a full description........

 

THE JUNGLE BOOK : Macmillan 1894; First Edition, First Printing, First Issue. Bound in its original blue cloth covers this is a good+ copy of this very rare First Edition in its original form. The covers have gilt titles to the spine and the three gilt elephants to the front as called for. On the whole this is a solid and quite clean example of this 120 year old book. The gilt has faded a touch as to be expected and the covers show one or two light markings else it presents very well. Strong and square with no rips or tears and just light bumping to the corners and spine tips. Internally the book is ok presenting as a good example. Complete with the original charcoal endpapers as called for. The ffep has a small piece missing and there is some mild cracking else all solid throughout. Some of the pages have a few splashes or the odd thumb mark as to be expected but on the whole clean and tidy. The book can easily be identified as the Very Rare True First Edition as it has the date of 1894 to the title page and the reverse of the page is blank. If it were a later print it would be dated on the reverse of the title page too. Illustrated frontis intact and in good condition with the original tissue guard in place. The book is illustrated throughout by J L Kipling (the authors father) W.H.Drake and P Frenzeny. All of the plates and illustrations are present and in excellent order.

 

 

So that`s it. An exciting find and a piece of Children`s literature that deserves to be cherished for the next 120 years+. Early reprints of this book sell for hundreds in original condition and rebound First Prints for much more. This is a completely original FIRST PRINTING / FIRST ISSUE in its original state and is priced well below what other dealers are asking with the cheapest comparable example starting at £895.

 

Good luck, pop an offer in and I really hope it finds a good home and be sure to browse my other items as I have some other highly desirable First Editions now listed.

 

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