MODERN FIRST EDITIONS
17, SELSDON ROAD
A small Collection of the work of
RUDYARD KIPLING. Macmillan. 19131938. 31 volumes all published - the first volume being signed by Kipling. All volumes uniformly bound in blue-grey boards with linen back strip, printed label, top edge gilt, on hand-made paper with watermark bearing, RK. The first 20 volumes were limited to 1000 copies but as Kipling continued to write the set grew to 31 volumes. These last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies.
THE SEVEN SEAS. 1896. Methuen. Name on front end paper. Spine sunned. Teg. £10.00
A FLEET IN BEING. 1898. Macmillan. Spine of pictorial wraps frayed. £8.00
STALKY & CO. 1899. Macmillan. Red cloth with gilt embossed elephant motif.
THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR. 1899. Daily Mail. Small folio. Four verse poem with illustration by R Caton Woodville the proceeds of the sale of which were donated to the benefit of wives & children of The Reservists. Uncommon. £30.00
THE FIVE NATIONS. 1903. Methuen. Name on front end paper.
THE FIVE NATIONS. 1903. Tauchnitz. 1st Issue. Original wraps very slightly frayed. £5.00
THE COLLECTED VERSES OF RUDYARD KIPLING. Hodder & Stoughton. 1913. One of 100 numbered & signed, large paper copies on Japan paper, bound in brown pigskin with decorations & lettering in gilt. A fine production that rarely appears in auctions or on the web. £1000.00
DOCTORS. An Address delivered at the Middlesex Hospital. 1908. Macmillan.
RECESSIONAL. (1914) Methuen. 4pp leaflet poem Name on rear wrap. £16.00
THE DEAD KING. 1910. Hodder & Stoughton. Dw over original mauve wraps.
IF. 1920. Macmillan. Original blue wraps. Reprint. £6.00
THE FRINGES OF THE FLEET. 1915. Macmillan. Original wraps.
SEA WARFARE. 1916. Macmillan. 1st issue with 4pp ads at rear.
A DIVERSITY OF CREATURES. 1917. Macmillan. Dw badly torn & defective.
TWENTY POEMS. 1918. Methuen. Slightly frayed original wraps. £12.00
THE YEARS BETWEEN. 1919. Methuen. First issue with 32pp ads dated Feb 1919. Teg. Original price on the dw which is chipped at head of spine not affecting
INDEPENDENCE. 1923. Macmillan. Rectorial Address delivered at St Andrews. The less common first edition in red cloth, gil. Bkplt on front end paper. £12.00
THE TWO JUNGLE BOOKS. 1924. Mamillan. Plate & illustrations in text.
DEBITS AND CREDITS. 1926. Macmillan. Dw. Untidy attempt at erasure of name on front end paper otherwise very good indeed. £20.00
SUPPLICATION OF THE BLACK ABERDEEN. 1927. Medici Society.
THY SERVANT A DOG told by BOOTS. 1930. Macmillan.
SELECTED POEMS BY RUDYARD KIPLING. 1931. Methuen. Paper covers with brick coloured dw which is slightly faded & frayed, with small tear to spine. 64pp. £4.00
THE FOX MEDITATES. 1933. Second imprint. Medici Society. Original pictoral wraps. With original bound in presentation slip. Illustrated by L Edwards. £8.00
ST ANDREWS by R KIPLING & W DE LA MARE. 1926. A & C Black.
TWENTY ONE TALES. 1972. Folio Society. Selected & introduced by Tim Wilkinson. Illustrated by Ian Ribbons. Yellow pictorial boards in slip case. 355pp. £8.00
THE KIPLING INDEX. 1914. Macmillan. Lists Books & Contents, Index of Stories, Poems & First Lines, 40 pp. £20.00
THE COMPLETE VERSE. 1980. Foreword by M M Kaye.
RUDYARD KIPLING AT ROTTINGDEAN. nd. Introduced by W L M B.
RUDYARD KIPLING by Andrew LYCETT. 1999. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
PAGEANT OF PARLIAMENT held in the Albert Hall, London , 1934. Fleetway Press. Devised & produced by Walter CREIGHTON with 3 original poems by R Kipling. £40.00
RUDYARD KIPLING by Hilton BROWN. 1945. Hamish Hamilton.
THE GOOD KIPLING by Elliot L GILBERT. 1972. Manchester Univ Press. Dw. Studies in the Short Story. £6.00
THE BODLEY HEAD MONOGRAPHS. 1968. Bodley Head. Dw.
THE KIPLING JOURNAL. Ed. W A YOUNG, B M BAZLEY ET AL. 1960.