1896 Rare Book - The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - First Edition, 5th Printing
Author : Rudyard Kipling
Title : The Jungle Book.
Publisher : London and New York, Macmillan and Co, 1896. First Edition, 5th Printing.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : vi-212 pages.
Binding : Attractive and very good decorated cloth binding with the great gilt elephants on the cover (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining - mainly on the frontis protective tissue guard paper - as shown).
Illustrations : Illustrated by Kipling, Drake and Frenzeny.
Estimate: (USD 150 - USD 200)
The book : Rare and attractive 5th impression of the Jungle Book -- a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. Most of the characters are animals such as Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear, though a principal character is the boy or "man-cub" Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. The stories are set in a forest in India; one place mentioned repeatedly is "Seonee" (Seoni), in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
The author: Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work.
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1896 Rare Book - The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - First Edition, 5th Printing Price List