Rudyard Kipling – Just So Stories – First Edition 1902

Rudyard Kipling – Just So Stories – First Edition 1902

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Rudyard Kipling – Just So Stories – First Edition 1902

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A first edition, first printing published by Macmillan in London, 1902.Containing 22 full-page black & white illustrations by Kipling. Original pictorial red cloth, lettering and illustration stamped in black and white. A FIRST ISSUE of the first edition as the white ink is flaking off, the spine is denuded of any ink leaving a blind-stamped impression only. A new ink that did not flake so easily was used on subsequent issues of the first and later impression. Contains the ink signature of Julius H. Griffith (1865-1936), friend of Kipling and fellow student at United Services College (USC) in Westward Ho!, England. Covers lightly scuffed, spine faded extending to the rear cover and along the head of the rear cover, light to medium foxing to preliminary and endpapers only, separation along gutters of first signature (Steward 260). Rare.Rare.

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A first edition, first printing published by Macmillan in London, 1902.Containing 22 full-page black and white illustrations by Kipling. Original pictorial red cloth, lettering and illustration stamped in black and white. A FIRST ISSUE of the first edition as the white ink is flaking off, the spine is denuded of any ink leaving a blind-stamped impression only. A new ink that did not flake so easily was used on subsequent issues of the first and later impression. Contains the ink signature of Julius H. Griffith (1865-1936), friend of Kipling and fellow student at United Services College (USC) in Westward Ho!, England. Covers lightly scuffed, spine faded extending to the rear cover and along the head of the rear cover, light to medium foxing to preliminary and endpapers only, separation along gutters of first signature (Steward 260). Rare.Rare.

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