1897 Rare First Edition - CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS. A Story of the Grand Banks by Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated.
Author: Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated by Isaac Walton Taber.
Title: CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS. A Story of the Grand Banks. Illustrated by I.W. Taber.
Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1897. First UK edition, second printing issued a month after the First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: viii-245 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine original gilt illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, name of a previous owner on the half-title page - as shown, small bookseller stamp on the last endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful 22 illustrations by Isaac Walton Taber.
The book: Attractive Edition of Captains Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks -- an 1897 novel by Rudyard Kipling that follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the spoiled son of a railroad tycoon, after he is saved from drowning by a Portuguese fisherman in the north Atlantic. The novel originally appeared as a serialization in McClure's, beginning with the November 1896 edition, with the last installment appearing in May 1897. In that year, it was then published in its entirety as a novel, first in the United States by Doubleday, and a month later in the United Kingdom by Macmillan. It is Kipling's only novel set entirely in North America. In 1900, Teddy Roosevelt extolled the book in his essay "What We Can Expect of the American Boy," praising Kipling for describing "in the liveliest way just what a boy should be and do."
The author: Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. He was born in British India, which inspired much of his work.
The illustrator: Isaac Walton Taber (c. 1857 – February 12, 1933) was an American illustrator active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was also known as "Walton Taber." As his work was often credited to "I. W. Taber," he has been confused with the photographer Isaiah West Taber (1830-1912). Taber's illustrations were published in magazines, including St. Nicholas and Century. Tabor illustrated Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous, Frank T. Bullen's Cruise of the Cachalot, and the 1928 edition of Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
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