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Barrack Room Ballads

By Kipling, Rudyard


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  • feeney (Black Mountain): Rudyard Kipling's two-part (1892, 1896) BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS is holding up as a good read more than a century after its 38 poems first appeared in book form. *** These are soldier stories, Tommy stories, British GI in India Thomas Adkins stories. The points of view expressed usually come from rankers and non-coms in barracks in cantonments, from little people who put in their six years soldiering abroad for Queen Victoria and then go home to England, Ireland, Wales or Scotland. ***A half dozen of the ballads are still recited or sung today. -- (1) "Tommy": "We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,/ But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you"; -- (2) "Gunga Din": "'E'll be squattin' on the coals/Givin' drink to poor damned souls,/An' I'll get a swig in hell from Gunga Din!"; -- (3) "The Widow at Windsor"; -- (4) "Mandalay": "Ship me somewheres east of Suez, where the best is like the worst,/Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raise a thirst"; -- (5) "Gentlemen-Rankers": "We're poor little lambs who've lost our way,/Baa! Baa! Baa!/We're little black sheep who've gone astray,/ Baa--aa--aa!/Gentlemen-rankers out on the spree,/Damned from here to Eternity,/God ha' mercy on such as we,/Baa! Yah! Bah!"; -- (6) "Cholera Camp": "We've got to die somewhere -- some way -- some'ow --/We might as well begin to do it now!.; *** Other things being equal, buy a scholarly edition of BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS. You will profit from some historical context on the 19th Century British Raj in India, also from a glossary of Hindustani or Anglo-Indian phrases as mauled by common soldiers and from a map or two as well. But even as stand-alone verses, BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS is a strong keeper. -OOO-
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Barrack Room Ballads

Kipling, Rudyard

London: Methuen & Co, 1892. First English edition. Russet cloth, gilt title on spine and gilt vignette of bugler on lower rightcorner of front cover. Excellent condition. Large paper copy, 144 x 233mm, pp. [viii], ix-xx, 208. Title page in red and black with vignette of bugler between author and publisher. Laid paper. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Ex-lib bookplate on front pastedown of Kenneth H. M. Connal. Printed by Constable at the Edinburgh University Press A variant on Stewart 108, this large paper copy of the first edition differs from the Stewart description in several details: the page size, lack of adverts, and bugler vignette on front cover, and does not have the limitation note of the limited deluxe edition on the verso of title page as listed by Stewart

  • Published: 1892
  • Condition: Excellent condition
  • Edition: First English edition
Sold by: G&R Stone
$502.47

Barrack Room Ballads

Kipling, Rudyard

Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co, 1892. Indian imprint of 1st Edition. Russet cloth, gilt. 1 leaf of contents loose, cover faded, but a very good copy . 8vo, 124 x 194mm, pp. xix, 208,16 adverts. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Ink signature on half title: 'N. R. Whitehead Aug. 1 1892' Stewart 108

  • Published: 1892
  • Condition: 1 leaf of contents loose, cover faded, but a very good copy
  • Edition: Indian imprint of 1st Edition
Sold by: G&R Stone
$301.48

Barrack Room Ballads ( Dark Blue Full Leather )

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Little Leather Library Corp, 1915. REAL Leather Edition circa 1915-1916 -- 91 pp. - Book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition. 4"x3" Bright Dark Blue Leather square blind stamp with title in center -- Contains: Danny Deever, Tommy, Fuzzy-Wuzzy OONTS, Loot, Soldier-Soldier, The Sons of the Widow, Troopin', Gunga Din, Mandalay, The Young British Soldier, Screw-Guns, Belts, Departmental Ditties, Army Headquarters, Study of an Elevation in Indian Ink, A Legend of the Foreign Office, The Post That Fitted, Public Waste, Deliah, What Happened, Pink Dominoes, The Man Who Could Write, Municipal, A Code of Morals, The Last Department, L'Envoi and Recessional -- these books were sold individually and not used as promotional items -- these were prodluced prior to all of the leatherette editions such as the green and bronze the pages are bright and the print clear -- 4 small numbers written in ink on back of inside title page-- very wear on oover edges and spine. First Thus. Full-Leather. Very Good +. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Macro-Miniature.

  • Published: 1915
  • Condition: Very Good +
  • Edition: First Thus
Sold by: UnEarthly Books
$246.50

Barrack Room Ballads ( Red Full Leather )

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Little Leather Library Corp, 1915. REAL Leather Edition circa 1915-1916 -- 91 pp. -+ list of fist 60 titles- Book is in Very Good+ condition -- 4"x3" Bright Red Leather embossed waffle border trim and title --- tan endpapers -- Contains: Danny Deever, Tommy, Fuzzy-Wuzzy OONTS, Loot, Soldier-Soldier, The Sons of the Widow, Troopin', Gunga Din, Mandalay, The Young British Soldier, Screw-Guns, Belts, Departmental Ditties, Army Headquarters, Study of an Elevation in Indian Ink, A Legend of the Foreign Office, The Post That Fitted, Public Waste, Deliah, What Happened, Pink Dominoes, The Man Who Could Write, Municipal, A Code of Morals, The Last Department, L'Envoi and Recessional -- these books were sold individually and not used as promotional items -- these were prodluced prior to all of the leatherette editions such as the green and bronze the pages are bright and the print clear -- 4 small numbers written in ink on back of inside title page-- very wear on oover edges and spine. First Thus. Full-Leather. Very Good +. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Macro-Miniature.

  • Published: 1915
  • Condition: Very Good +
  • Edition: First Thus
Sold by: UnEarthly Books
$236.50

Barrack-Room Ballads; Recessional Etc

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Brentano's, 1905 New York: Brentano's, undated but circa 1905. 16mo, cloth covers illustrated in red, gold, green and white (see scans), gilt spine imprinting, 147 pp. Very Good; edge wear, corner tips worn, spine moderately darkened, rear hinge starting but strong, very early prior owner's script name on ffep. See scans. The Recessional referred to in the title is one of nineteen separate poem/songs appended to the main piece, "Barracks-Room Ballads". A famous Kipling title, here in a scarce edition, nicely decorated on the covers. See scans. L53n

  • Published: 1905
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold by: Singularity Rare & Fine
$145.00

Barrack-Room Ballads

Rudyard Kipling

London - Methuen and Co, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poems from Kipling's first series of Barrack-Room Ballads, with other verses. Fifteenth edition. Aset of martial songs and poems. Many have become classic military ditties, still well known, and are closely linked to British imperialism in many minds, particularly Gunga Din, Tommy and Danny Deever. With a very scarce publisher's catalogue of books for children loosely inserted. Bound by Truslove and Hanson. Condition: In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight wear and bumping to extremities and marks to front board. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

  • Published: 1899
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold by: Rooke Books
$133.99

Barrack Room Ballads ( Little Leather Library Tan Full Leather Edition )

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Little Leather Library Corp, 1915. REAL Leather Edition circa 1915-1916 -- 91 pp. -+ list of fist 60 titles- Book is in Very Good condition. 4"x3" Tan Leather embossed border trim and title --- tinted endpapers -- Contains: Danny Deever, Tommy, Fuzzy-Wuzzy OONTS, Loot, Soldier-Soldier, The Sons of the Widow, Troopin', Gunga Din, Mandalay, The Young British Soldier, Screw-Guns, Belts, Departmental Ditties, Army Headquarters, Study of an Elevation in Indian Ink, A Legend of the Foreign Office, The Post That Fitted, Public Waste, Deliah, What Happened, Pink Dominoes, The Man Who Could Write, Municipal, A Code of Morals, The Last Department, L'Envoi and Recessional -- these books were sold individually and not used as promotional items -- these were prodluced prior to all of the leatherette editions such as the green and bronze the pages are bright and the print clear -- page edges tanned -- wear on oover edges and spine. First Thus. Full-Leather. Very Good. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Macro-Miniature.

  • Published: 1915
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Thus
Sold by: UnEarthly Books
$121.50

Barrack-Room Ballads

Rudyard Kipling

nbsp;London -Methuen and Co,, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of martial songs and poems by Rudyard Kipling originally published in two parts: the first set in 1892, the second in 1896. Many have become classic military ditties, still well known, and are closely linked to British imperialism in many minds, particularly Gunga Din, Tommy and Danny Deever. Sixteenth editionRudyard Kipling was the recipient of a nobel prize for literature in 1907 and is best known for his children's novel The Jungle Book. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, the front joint is slightly worn with some shelf wear and slight marks to boards. Internally, sound bright and clean. With book plate to the front paste down and gilt textblock edge at the top. Overall: VERY GOOD.

  • Published: 1899
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold by: Rooke Books
$100.49

Barrack-Room Ballads

Kipling, Rudyard

The Folio Society, London 1991. 1st ed., thus, first printing. Royal 8vo. Introduction by Sue Bradbury. Illustrations by Ian Ribbons. Issued in the Folio Press Fine Editions series. Set in Monotype Scotch Roman and printed on Magnani mould-made paper by the Stamperia Valdonega. Bound by Legatoria Torriani in quarter dark-brown cloth with yellow and brown patterned paper sides. A fine copy in the publisher's plain acetate wrapper. TEG, others uncut. Nash 692

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Barrack-Room Ballads

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: A. L. Burt Company, 1900. Biographical sketch by Henry Ketcham. Red covered cloth/hardcover with gilt lettering in Good/Fair condition. Cover is missing a piece on bottom and top of spine from shelf wear. Pages, front and back cover and binding are all in excellent condition. A real find.

  • Published: 1900
Sold by: Karl Books
$90.00

BARRACK ROOM BALLADS

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: T. Y. Crowell & Company (Thomas Y.), 1899-1900. American Seal Series - Handy Volume Edition, 1899-1900. Leather_padded. Fine/Box - VG. THIS VOLUME was one of thirty volumes published by T. Y. Crowell & Company in 1899 and 1900 as one of the thirty volumes from the "American Seal Series" of his Handy Volume Editions---( American Seal Series - published ONLY in 1899-1900). It was submitted by Crowell and listed in the illustrated catalog of the PTLA (Publishers' Trade List Annual) for the year 1899. It was described in the catalog thus: "The American Seal Series: Padded covers, new gilt stamping, full gilt edges. One of the daintiest books ever published. Each book in a box. 30 vols. 18mo. $1.00"...........THIS VOLUME is still in the original box! It has been lovingly cared for and is in pristine condition. A little of the gilt has flaked off from the title on the cover, and a very slight amount of rubbing shows to the top and bottom edges of the spine and corner tips, but padded leather covers are in FINE condition; gilt page edging is like new and book is completely firm, tight and square. Interior is also in beautiful condition with only expected uniform light age toning to pages. Inside covers and end papers are decorated in a green and white muted floral motif. The only marking in the book is a gift dedication on the back side of the frontis picture of Rudyard Kipling. This is a beautiful little pocket sized book. 253 page; 18mo (6 1/4" X 4 1/4"). NOTE: This is not SOFT Suede type LEATHER----It is FULL FINISHED LEATHER - mottled-look and is padded. Outside of box states: Barrack Room Ballads - - - Kipling / Handy Volume Edition / Padded Leather.

  • Published: 1899-1900
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: American Seal Series - Handy Volume Edition, 1899-1900
Sold by: Attic Treasure 101
$75.00

Barrack-Room Ballads

Kipling, Rudyard

fair to good H. M. Caldwell Co. New York n.d. 4" x 6.5", 96, slight foxing inside front board/flyleaf, some wear to board and spine edges and board corners, small stain on rear board A collection of Kipling's martial songs and poems, including Gunga Din, Tommy, and Danny Deever. The book was originally published in two parts, the first in 1892 and the second in 1896.

  • Published: n.d.
  • Condition: fair to good
Sold by: Ground Zero Books, Ltd.
$75.00

Barrack Room Ballads

Kipling, Rudyard

Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co, 1892. 208pp; 16pp publisher list. Uncut edges a little brown. Name and date [Chittagong 1892] in pencil on fep. Endpapers brown. Original buckram cloth a little worn and faded. Still a good copy of this first Indian edition.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

  • Published: 1892
  • Condition: Good +
  • Edition: First Thus
Sold by: Leigh Gallery Books
$50.25

Barrack Room Ballads

Kipling, Rudyard

U.S.A.: Little Leather Library measures approximately 3" X 4" . Green and Bronze leather covers with embossed decoration and lettering. although undated, it was printed by the little leather library corporation, New York, in approximately 1923. "Little Leather Library Redcroft edition" embossed on back cover. Endpages browned, pages slightly yellowed. text clear. 91 pages.. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket.

  • Condition: Good
Sold by: Cal's Books
$50.33

BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS

KIPLING Rudyard

Folio Press, 1991.. 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth-backed pictorial paper-laid boards, top edge gilt (Fine in glassine wrapper). Pp. 71, with coloured illus by Ian Ribbons (some pages uncut; no inscriptions). .

Sold by: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd
$50.25

Barrack-Room Ballads ( Little leather Library -- green)

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Little Leather Library Corp, 1921. Redcroft Edition circa 1921-1924 -- 91 pp. -- Book is in Very Good to Very Good + to Near Fine condition. 4"x3" green and copper embossed floral border trim and title in croft leatherette -- Contains: Danny Deever, Tommy, Fuzzy-Wuzzy OONTS, Loot, Soldier-Soldier, The Sons of the Widow, Troopin', Gunga Din, Mandalay, The Young British Soldier, Screw-Guns, Belts, Departmental Ditties, Army Headquarters, Study of an Elevation in Indian Ink, A Legend of the Foreign Office, The Post That Fitted, Public Waste, Deliah, What Happened, Pink Dominoes, The Man Who Could Write, Municipal, A Code of Morals, The Last Department, L'Envoi and Recessional -- this series was sold through mail order and as promotional items -- a scant number are dated 1921, all other books in the series are not dated -- cover are limp and have not hardened or become brittle -- end-paper & page edges tanned -- the pages are bright and the print clear --. Leatherette. Very Good +. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Macro-Miniature.

  • Published: 1921
  • Condition: Very Good +
Sold by: UnEarthly Books
$46.50

Barrack-Room Ballads (Little Leather Library Brown )

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Little Leather Library Corp, 1922. Redcroft Edition circa 1922-1924 -- 91 pp. -- Book is in Very Good to Near Fine condition. 4"x3" brown embossed floral border trim and title in croft leatherette -- Contains: Danny Deever, Tommy, Fuzzy-Wuzzy OONTS, Loot, Soldier-Soldier, The Sons of the Widow, Troopin', Gunga Din, Mandalay, The Young British Soldier, Screw-Guns, Belts, Departmental Ditties, Army Headquarters, Study of an Elevation in Indian Ink, A Legend of the Foreign Office, The Post That Fitted, Public Waste, Deliah, What Happened, Pink Dominoes, The Man Who Could Write, Municipal, A Code of Morals, The Last Department, L'Envoi and Recessional -- these were originally promotional items - cover are limp and have not hardened or become brittle -- end-paper have tanned from age as well as the page edges -- the pages are bright and the print clear. Leatherette. Near Fine. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Macro-Miniature.

  • Published: 1922
  • Condition: Near Fine
Sold by: UnEarthly Books
$46.50

Barrack-Room Ballads ( Little Leather Library -- green)

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Little Leather Library Corp, 1921. Redcroft Edition circa 1921-1924 -- 124 pp. -- Book is in Very Good condition. 4"x3" green and copper embossed floral border trim and title in croft leatherette -- Contains: Danny Deever, Tommy, Fuzzy-Wuzzy OONTS, Loot, Soldier-Soldier, The Sons of the Widow, Troopin', Gunga Din, Mandalay, The Young British Soldier, Screw-Guns, Belts, Departmental Ditties, Army Headquarters, Study of an Elevation in Indian Ink, A Legend of the Foreign Office, The Post That Fitted, Public Waste, Deliah, What Happened, Pink Dominoes, The Man Who Could Write, Municipal, A Code of Morals, The Last Department, L'Envoi and Recessional -- these were originally promotional items - cover are limp and have not hardened or become brittle -- end-paper is brown from age as well as the page edges --previous owner name stamped on title-page as well as a roman numberal in ink -- the pages are bright and the print clear -. Leatherette. Very Good. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Macro-Miniature.

  • Published: 1921
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold by: UnEarthly Books
$46.50

Barrack-Room Ballads ( Little Leather Library -- bronze/turquoise Redcroft )

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Little Leather Library Corp, 1921. Redcroft Edition circa 1921-1924 -- 124 pp. -- Book is in Near Fine condition. 4"x3" bronze/turquoise embossed floral border trim and title in croft leatherette -- tinted page edges -- Contains: Danny Deever, Tommy, Fuzzy-Wuzzy OONTS, Loot, Soldier-Soldier, The Sons of the Widow, Troopin', Gunga Din, Mandalay, The Young British Soldier, Screw-Guns, Belts, Departmental Ditties, Army Headquarters, Study of an Elevation in Indian Ink, A Legend of the Foreign Office, The Post That Fitted, Public Waste, Deliah, What Happened, Pink Dominoes, The Man Who Could Write, Municipal, A Code of Morals, The Last Department, L'Envoi and Recessional -- these were originally promotional items - cover are limp and have not hardened or become brittle -- end-paper tanned -- the pages are bright and the print clear -. Leatherette. Near Fine. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Macro-Miniature.

  • Published: 1921
  • Condition: Near Fine
Sold by: UnEarthly Books
$46.50

Barrack Room Ballads ( Little Leather Library, Green Redcroft Edition)

Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Little Leather Library Corp, 1920. RED Miniature Library Edition circa 1920-1921 -- 91 pp. -- Book is in Very Good Plus condition. 4"x3" Green imitation leather -- Contains: Danny Deever, Tommy, Fuzzy-Wuzzy OONTS, Loot, Soldier-Soldier, The Sons of the Widow, Troopin', Gunga Din, Mandalay, The Young British Soldier, Screw-Guns, Belts, Departmental Ditties, Army Headquarters, Study of an Elevation in Indian Ink, A Legend of the Foreign Office, The Post That Fitted, Public Waste, Deliah, What Happened, Pink Dominoes, The Man Who Could Write, Municipal, A Code of Morals, The Last Department, L'Envoi and Recessional -- these were originally promotional items. Leatherette. Very Good +. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Macro-Miniature.

  • Published: 1920
  • Condition: Very Good +
Sold by: UnEarthly Books
$41.50