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Departmental Ditties and other verses [SCARCE, LIMITED EDITION]

£35.00

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'Departmental Ditties' (1886) was Rudyard Kipling's first published collection of verse. It includes over thirty poems and our book is number 68/150 copies printed in this limited edition 'de luxe'. 15 beautiful illustrations by British artist Dudley Cleaver enhance the text. An ink-written dedication on the front fep suggests that the book was given to H W Hughes, a mining engineer, by H G Graves, who was Controller of Patents and Designs in India between 1904 and 1919, a trustee of the Indian Museum, an early President of the Mining and Geological Institute of India and a member of the Indian Legislative Assembly.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work, but spent his life in a wide variety of countries, such as the United States, Venezuela, and a visit to South Africa, though returning always to England - Devon, or Sussex - as his homeland.

Our book is bound in bright red silk with a cream vellum spine edged with a gilt border. Titles etc in gilt on the spine, and a gilt illustration of a galley on the front. It is in remarkably good condition for its age, with just two small stains on the front cover and a few more on the back, minimal bumping of corners and a little creasing at top & tail of spine. Inside, the front fep bears an ink-written inscription and the pastedown bears faint pencil written notations. Roughcut page edges are darkened (some remain uncut), binding generally firm, all pages clean apart from a small smudge on page 99. Tissue guards to full-page illustrations present. Only very occasional spots of foxing. Confirmation slip from publisher (signed) laid-in on half-title page.

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 (De Luxe, limited edition)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
189
Publisher:
W. Thacker & Co
Title:
Departmental Ditties and other verses

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'Departmental Ditties' (1886) was Rudyard Kipling's first published collection of verse. It includes over thirty poems and our book is number 68/150 copies printed in this limited edition 'de luxe'. 15 beautiful illustrations by British artist Dudley Cleaver enhance the text. An ink-written dedication on the front fep suggests that the book was given to H W Hughes, a mining engineer, by H G Graves, who was Controller of Patents and Designs in India between 1904 and 1919, a trustee of the Indian Museum, an early President of the Mining and Geological Institute of India and a member of the Indian Legislative Assembly.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work, but spent his life in a wide variety of countries, such as the United States, Venezuela, and a visit to South Africa, though returning always to England - Devon, or Sussex - as his homeland.

Our book is bound in bright red silk with a cream vellum spine edged with a gilt border. Titles etc in gilt on the spine, and a gilt illustration of a galley on the front. It is in remarkably good condition for its age, with just two small stains on the front cover and a few more on the back, minimal bumping of corners and a little creasing at top & tail of spine. Inside, the front fep bears an ink-written inscription and the pastedown bears faint pencil written notations. Roughcut page edges are darkened (some remain uncut), binding generally firm, all pages clean apart from a small smudge on page 99. Tissue guards to full-page illustrations present. Only very occasional spots of foxing. Confirmation slip from publisher (signed) laid-in on half-title page.

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

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