London: Macmillan & Co.,, 191338. [Including Plain Tales from the Hills; The Phantom Rickshaw; The Light That Failed; Gunga Din; The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book; Captains Courageous; Kim; Just So Stories.] 31 volumes, octavo (242 × 163 mm). Recent brown morocco, centre tool to spines gilt, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, decorative roll to boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Browning to half-title, the occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 complete sets from a limited edition of 1500 sets signed by the author on the half-title. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1000 copies. Kipling continued to write and it eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because later volumes were issued separately and at a lower limitation, complete sets such as this one are rare, and this example is bound in a particularly attractive brown morocco.
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