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Departmental Ditties

£50.00

Product description

'Departmental Ditties' was Rudyard Kipling's first published collection of verse. It includes over thirty poems and is number sixty eight (handwritten) of only one hundred and fifty copies printed. Also included are 15 beautiful illustrations by British artist Dudley Cleaver.

The book is bound in bright red cloth with a smooth cream spine edged with a gilt border. Titles etc in gilt on the spine, and a gilt illustration of a rower on the front. It is in remarkably good condition for its age, with just two small marks on the front cover and a few more on the back. There are signs of bumping at the top and bottom of the cover and the spine. Inside, the front endpaper bears an ink-written inscription and the inside of the cover bears faint pencil written notations. The last page has some very pronounced fading along the right hand side of the page and the back cover and facing page have foxing, most notably at the bottom of the book. There is also a smudge of 1.5 cm on page 99. The remainder of the uncut pages are clean and bright and the binding is tight.

Item details

Added value:
Limited Edition no. 68/150
Author(s):
Kipling, R.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.7cm x 16cm x 2.6cm
Edition:
1897
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
189
Publisher:
W. Thacker & Co
Title:
Departmental Ditties

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About this item

'Departmental Ditties' was Rudyard Kipling's first published collection of verse. It includes over thirty poems and is number sixty eight (handwritten) of only one hundred and fifty copies printed. Also included are 15 beautiful illustrations by British artist Dudley Cleaver.

The book is bound in bright red cloth with a smooth cream spine edged with a gilt border. Titles etc in gilt on the spine, and a gilt illustration of a rower on the front. It is in remarkably good condition for its age, with just two small marks on the front cover and a few more on the back. There are signs of bumping at the top and bottom of the cover and the spine. Inside, the front endpaper bears an ink-written inscription and the inside of the cover bears faint pencil written notations. The last page has some very pronounced fading along the right hand side of the page and the back cover and facing page have foxing, most notably at the bottom of the book. There is also a smudge of 1.5 cm on page 99. The remainder of the uncut pages are clean and bright and the binding is tight.

Added value:
Limited Edition no. 68/150
Author(s):
Kipling, R.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.7cm x 16cm x 2.6cm
Edition:
1897
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
189
Publisher:
W. Thacker & Co
Title:
Departmental Ditties

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