The Brushwood Boy.
Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street.
With illustrations by f. h. townsend.
FIRST EDITION THUS. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 91 +  pp., printed on recto only. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with gilt block on front board. Top edge gilt. Minor wear to extremities and browning of flyleaves; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 12 colour plates, including frontispiece,which is protected by tissue guard. Decorated by publisher's device on verso of half title. The story of a young army officer who returns from India and meets the girl who has appeared in his dreams since childhood, to find that he had similarly featured in her dreams. Kipling's story was first published in The Century Magazine, 1895, later in collected editions, and on its own in book form with illustrations in 1899. This 1907 edition was the first to be illustrated by Frederick Henry Townsend (1868-1920), book illustrator and Punch cartoonist. (The Brushwood Boy - The Kipling Society Reader's Guide website).
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