£20.00

Publisher

Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin's Street.

Place

London

Date

1907

Synopsis

With illustrations by f. h. townsend.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION THUS. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 91 + [1] pp., printed on recto only. Bound in dark green morocco, gilt; spine in compartment with raised bands. Cream marbled endpapers. A very good copy. Illustrated by 12 colour plates, including frontispiece. The binder has altered the placing of some plates, but all are present. 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. This copy has been handsomely bound in green leather. (The Brushwood Boy - The Kipling Society Reader's Guide website).

[Stock No. 26806]

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