This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.

 
Posts to:
United Kingdom
Delivery:
 
Posts to:
United Kingdom

Details about  THE JUNGLE BOOK ~ Kipling ~ True 1894 FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING ~ RARE

THE JUNGLE BOOK ~ Kipling ~ True 1894 FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING ~ RARE See original listing
THE-JUNGLE-BOOK-Kipling-True-1894-FIRST-EDITION-FIRST-PRINTING-RARE
Item Ended
Item condition:
--not specified

The Original 1894 First Edition / First Printing WOW

Ended:
13 May, 2014 16:58:07 BST
Price:
£574.99
[
History:
]
Postage:
Free Express Delivery | See details
Item location:
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
321400242105
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

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

Hardback

Fiction Subject:

Classic Literature

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Language:

English

Subject:

Fiction

Date of Publication:

1850-1899

Printing Year:

1894

Place of Publication:

London

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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 handsome 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 an unusually bright and clean example of this 120 year old book with no major marks or flaws. The gilt is a touch faded to the spine and the corners are a touch softened. One small mark to the spine else all perfectly square, firm and strong with no splits or tears etc. Internally the book is as impressive presenting as a very good example. Complete with the original charcoal endpapers which have a couple of small cracks but no inscriptions or graffiti. Generally all the pages throughout remain clean with the odd age spot. The outer page block is brightly gilded which dazzles as called for. 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 prints 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.

 

Will Post Anywhere In The World Via Recorded Post.

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.




Place bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Postage:
Import charges:
Your maximum bid:
Your maximum bid:
Please read the full listing. By clicking Confirm bid you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You will enter a binding contract.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Postage Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Cancel
Loading...
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
d
h
m
s
day
hour
hours
Free P&P
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
Increase maximum bid
Place bid
Confirm bid
Increase maximum bid
Cancel
Change bid
Close
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again.
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it.
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win.
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy it now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy it now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
day
hour
min
sec
days
hours
mins
secs
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Close
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.