The book, from the Macmillan Centenary Edition, contains short stories from Kipling's Soldiers Three, The Stories of the Gadsbys and In Black and White series.
The mainly brown and grey paper dust jacket is clean, but shows rubbing at top, bottom and the edges of the spine. The brown front carries the author, title and series in gold and white print over central monochrome images of Indian animals. The grey spine carries the author, title and publisher's initial in gold and white print. The brown back carries a summary description of the origin of the series.The buff-coloured fold-ins carry, at the front, a summary of the book and, at the back, a list of the titles comprising the Centenary Edition, all in brown print.
The plain red cloth full covers are clean and free from damage apart from slight curling at the bottom corners. The front carries a small circular gold image of an elephant's head. The spine carries the author, title and publisher's initial in gold print.
The binding is tight and all pages appear to be clean and free from damage.