Lot 95: KIPLING, RUDYARD. THE JUNGLE BOOK, 1894 [WITH] THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK, 1900 (2 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: i) The Jungle Book. New York: The Century Co., 1894, first American edition, illustrated by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny, original olive green cloth illustrated and lettered in gilt and blind, plain endpapers, top edge gilt, extremities bumped and slightly worn; ii) The Second Jungle Book. New York: The Century Co., 1900, later edition, illustrated by J.L. Kipling, original olive green cloth uniformly illustrated with first volume except now with elephant blocked in black on upper cover, animals similarly in black on the spine, plain endpapers, top edge gilt, DUST-JACKET, dust-jacket slightly browned with extremities slightly frayed; both 8vo (2)
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Literature: Richards A77 and cf A84