1898 Rare Book - The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated.
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Author: Rudyard Kipling.
Title: The Jungle Book.
Publisher: London and New York, Macmillan and Co, 1898.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: vi-212 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, decorated full cloth binding with the great gilt elephants on the cover (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, some foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Illustrated by Kipling, Drake and Frenzeny.
The book: Rare and attractive early edition 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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