Sale  697
Lot   170
KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). The Works of Rudyard Kipling. London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1913-1919. 

25 volumes, 8vo. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED in vol. I with original watercolor and ink drawings by Douglas Frost, Bellville Carter, S. T. Turner, J. Standly, Lee Choat, J. B. Smythe, and others. Titles printed in blue and black. Original autumn leaf calf, sides with gilt-stamped central medallion, spines in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in 2, the rest with gilt ornament, wide turn-ins gilt, watered silk doublures and endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut (some very slight rubbing to spine ends or extremities).  
 
LIMITED EDITION, number one of 5 copies of the "Bombay Edition" specially bound and dedicated to the King and Queen of England of a total edition of 1050. SIGNED BY KIPLING on half-title to volume one. 6 additional volumes, not present here, were subsequently published in 1938. A FINE SET, RARE at auction: according to American Book Prices Current, no copy of this limitation has appeared at auction. 

  • Estimate$3,000 - $5,000

Sold for $5,750

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