From Sea to Sea [a/k/a Letters of Travel]; TRUE FIRST EDITION IN PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL LABELED BOX. Rudyard Kipling.
From Sea to Sea [a/k/a Letters of Travel]; TRUE FIRST EDITION IN PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL LABELED BOX
From Sea to Sea [a/k/a Letters of Travel]; TRUE FIRST EDITION IN PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL LABELED BOX
From Sea to Sea [a/k/a Letters of Travel]; TRUE FIRST EDITION IN PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL LABELED BOX
From Sea to Sea [a/k/a Letters of Travel]; TRUE FIRST EDITION IN PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL LABELED BOX

From Sea to Sea [a/k/a Letters of Travel]; TRUE FIRST EDITION IN PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL LABELED BOX

New York: Doubleday, 1899. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Fine copy of the True First Edition, First Printing (slight rubbing to the spine ends and board corners), housed in a Very Good example of the RARE ORIGINAL BOX complete with the label. (The set is now commonly called "Letters of Travel"). (The UK first edition was not published until 1900.) [PLEASE NOTE: Rudyard Kipling was born in, and spent most of his life in, India where the Swastika was a symbol of peace. He stopped using it when the Nazis adopted it.] The volumes contain letters and travel reports written by Kipling for newspapers between 1887 and 1889. The set includes letters from journeys within India between November 1887 and February 1888, as well as from his journey back to England (thus the title "From Sea to Sea") between March and September 1889. The set includes the first authorized edition of "American Notes," "Letters of Marque," "The City of Dreadful Night" and "The Smith Administration". In his Preface to the collection, Kipling states that he was "forced" to issue the set "by the enterprise of various publishers" who were pirating and embellishing his works. The ORIGINAL BOX WITH PUBLISHER'S LABEL on one side (as issued) is one of only a few remaining in existence, making this an important and highly-notable copy which would add distinction to any collection. [The set was originally issued in the box and with each volume wearing a dust jacket, but only one set wearing the dust jackets is known to exist.] Rudyard Kipling won the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature, making him the first author writing in English to win the Prize and remains the youngest author ever to win the Prize. Of him Henry James stated: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius, as distinct from fine intelligence, that I have ever known." A Collection-Distinguishing set in the RARE ORIGINAL BOX. Fine. Hardcover in Good Rare Original Box. (2642). Fine. Item #2642

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