Item #3820 REWARDS AND FAIRIES [IN THE RARE DUST JACKET]. Rudyard Kipling.
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REWARDS AND FAIRIES [IN THE RARE DUST JACKET]

London: Published by Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1910. Craig, Frank. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. TEMPORARILY DISCOUNTED. WAS $6,875. NOW $4,650. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. The volume is bound in the Publisher's original red cloth with gilt lettering to the front board and the spine. The front board also hosts a raised medallion showing the profile of an elephant's head with the elephant holding a lotus flower in its trunk and a small swastika (which at that time was a Hindu symbol for Peace. The leading corners of each board, as well as the elephant medallion and the spine ends show slight wear and each board's leading corner shows minor bumping. The closed page block's top edge is in gilt which shows some darkening, and the leaves are clean and lack the foxing usually seen on other copies of this work. Notably,in addition of other Kipling works, the text contains Kipling's the first appearance in book form of Kipling's famed poem "If". [A 2005 poll taken by the BBC in the UK voted "IF" to be Britain's favourite Poem and the Poem received twice as many votes as the number 2 choice, Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shallot". Inspired by the actions of Dr. Leander Starr Jameson, a British Officer whose forces were defeated by the Boers in 1895, but who was portrayed as a victorious hero by the British press, the poem is a powerful masterclass in maintaining the British stiff upper lip.[See Richards A242.] As noted above, the book wears its dust jacket, a noted jacket that is considerably scarcer than jackets on most Kipling books. This copy once belonged to a Yale graduate who was a well-known and popular figure and died young around age 30 (he was an assistant NY attorney and died in South Carolina), and carries his bookplate to the front pastedown. The dust jacket shows age toning and general wear to the edges as well as an area of loss to the rear panel's upper portion. Altogether this is a nice copy of a highly notable Kipling book in the RARE DUST JACKET. Near fine / very good +. Item #3820

Price: $4,650.00