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Life's Handicap: Being Stories of Mine Own People [1917]

£8.99

Product description

Published in 1917 by Macmillan and Co., Ltd for their 'Macmillans's Pocket Kipling' collection. Bound in red leather with gilt lettering to the spine and motif on the front cover, with gilt page edges. The title and half title pages are framed with an intricate pattern in red ink.

A collection of Kipling's short stories all of which set in colonial India and sharing some basic themes: the conflict between the races, the doubt over the value of civilisation, the frustration over fighting a losing battle, and yet the joy in comradeship, even if the war is a pointless one.

In Good/Very Good condition. The book has experienced shelf-wear to the head and base of the spine with the leather lightly worn in those areas and with a small tear to the head of the spine, the leather of the spine is also a bit dry and textured from exposure to the elements, however the gilt lettering is in good condition and the cover is bright and clean. The gilt page edges are in good condition but dulled in areas at the base. There was once a red cotton bookmark however this has long since fallen off and only the stump near the base remains. The pages are in very clean condition and the binding is strong.

Item details

Added value:
Beautiful Edition
Author(s):
Rudyard Kipling
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
17.5cm x 11cm
Edition:
1917
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
407
Publisher:
Macmillan and Co., Ltd
Title:
Life's Handicap: Being Stories of Mine Own People

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Published in 1917 by Macmillan and Co., Ltd for their 'Macmillans's Pocket Kipling' collection. Bound in red leather with gilt lettering to the spine and motif on the front cover, with gilt page edges. The title and half title pages are framed with an intricate pattern in red ink.

A collection of Kipling's short stories all of which set in colonial India and sharing some basic themes: the conflict between the races, the doubt over the value of civilisation, the frustration over fighting a losing battle, and yet the joy in comradeship, even if the war is a pointless one.

In Good/Very Good condition. The book has experienced shelf-wear to the head and base of the spine with the leather lightly worn in those areas and with a small tear to the head of the spine, the leather of the spine is also a bit dry and textured from exposure to the elements, however the gilt lettering is in good condition and the cover is bright and clean. The gilt page edges are in good condition but dulled in areas at the base. There was once a red cotton bookmark however this has long since fallen off and only the stump near the base remains. The pages are in very clean condition and the binding is strong.

Added value:
Beautiful Edition
Author(s):
Rudyard Kipling
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
17.5cm x 11cm
Edition:
1917
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
407
Publisher:
Macmillan and Co., Ltd
Title:
Life's Handicap: Being Stories of Mine Own People

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