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The Jungle Book [and] The Second Jungle Book KIPLING

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[Children's Illustrated] FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS, volume I being a fourth printing, and volume II a first. Two volumes. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.viii; 212; pp.[6]; 238; [2]. With frequent in-text illustrations by the author's father John, as well as a frontispiece and a number of full page plates to volume I. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, and gilt decoration to spine and upper boards. All edges gilt; dark navy endpapers. Rough adhesive marks to pastedowns of volume I. Black ink ownership from 1895 to binder's blank in volume I. Small black ink ownership stamp to binder's blank in volume II, and a small bookseller's label to front pastedown. Hinges just starting in places, with spotting throughout. A small white spot to spine of volume I,otherwise only very light wear to bindings. Very good. The Jungle Book and its sequel comprise a selection of short stories - the best-known being the three tales centring on the adventures of the abandoned 'man cub', Mowgli. Other popular tales from Kipling's work include 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', the story of a heroic mongoose, and 'Toomai of the Elephants', the tale of a young elephant-handler.
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