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Rewards and Fairies

By Kipling, Rudyard




Puck of Pook's Hill and Rewards and Fairies are classic children's books which speak powerfully to adult readers. Una and Dan, performing a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream one Midsummer's Eve, accidentally summon Puck to a fairy ring near their Sussex home. Through Puck the children are witnesses to tales of English history, subtly called forth by Kipling's brilliant and fluid adventure writing. Kipling's historical imagination extends to a wide variety of stories, many of which blend the ghostly and the familiar, and often anticipate his later writing in their themes: a sense of loss and breakdown, but also healing. First published in magazines between 1906 and 1910, the stories were accompanied by some of Kipling's most famous poems, including 'If--' and 'The Way through the Woods'. This edition includes an introduction which dispels the myth that these stories are simply a nostalgic view of English history, discusses their relationship to other historical fiction, and relates them to Kipling's earlier and later writings.


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Rewards and Fairies.

KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936), [CRAIG, Frank, illustrator].

London: Macmillan and Co., 1910.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xii; 338; [10], advertisements. With illustrations by Craig. Bound in publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, with gilt 'elephant' motif to upper. Top edge gilt. In original printed dust-wrapper. Internally clean, with some spotting to page edges. Cloth is exceptionally clean, but for small area of sunning (beneath a chip on the jacket), and a simple reading crease to spine. Fragile wrapper shows some wear; with chips and tears in the obvious places, spine panel age-toned. A remarkable survival - no copies in wrapper are noted as sold at auction.� Short Stories and verse; includes "The Marklake Witches", "Simple Simon" and "If", which was voted Britain's favourite poem. A classic collection and one of the major Kipling titles, ranking alongside The Jungle Book, Kim, Puck and Stalky. UK copies in jacket are rare.

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REWARDS AND FAIRIES

KIPLING. RUDYARD

Macmillan and Co. Ltd. London. 1910. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.6 inches). Four full page mono plates by Frank Craig. Fine leather binding of recent full red morocco, the spine with raised bands, ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. Contains the Poem "If".

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Rewards and Fairies (First Colonial Library Edition in Original Printed Wrappers w. Poem "IF --")

Kipling, Rudyard

London: MacMillan & Co. Ltd, 1910. Paperback. Near Very Good. With Kipling's famous poem "IF --" on p. 175. First edition, first printing, first state (?). Printed green wraps, 8vo (7-3/16 inches [18.3 cm] tall), pp. xii, 338, four B&W plates, publishers six page catalogue (unpaginated) beginning verso upper cover and ending recto (inside) lower cover. The publisher's catalogue is dated "N. 10. 7. 10." (10 July 1910) at foot of lower cover and still discernible on this copy although partially rubbed due to a corner crease at ".10" . Volume is soiled and edge worn with tiny chips and light creases, p.o. name and date "Cutler Paige / Madras / 2/13/11" to half-title, original bookseller's sticker remnant "Higginbotham and Co. / Bangalore" at bottom corner of front cover, text lightly toned with fox-free plates. This copy appears to be an unrecorded and earlier state of the Colonial Library edition (Richards, 242) than previously seen. And, considering the evidence at hand may also predate the release of both the first UK and US editions. The volume is bound in green wrappers (instead of orange red wrappers), measures an 1/8 of an inch shorter than the Colonial Library edition described in Richards, A242 (p. 202), has a six page catalogue partially printed directly onto the inside of both covers (instead of an eight page insert), and shows an earlier publication date, by one month ("N. 10. 7. 10.") than the recorded ("CL. 10. 8. 10" [10 August 1910]") Colonial Library edition. In the six page publisher's catalogue, "Rewards and Fairies (No. 577) is the highest Kipling number shown and "Men, Women, and Ghosts" (No. 581) by Edith Wharton, is the highest number overall in the catalogue. "Men, Women, and Ghosts" was published in Oct. 1910 with the altered title of "Tales of Men and Ghosts" (Ref. Bruccoli v. 3 p. 344). The title change to Wharton's "Men, Women, and Ghosts" along with the July dated integral catalogue, point to this being an earlier state of the Colonial Library edition then heretofore known and perhaps, a publisher planned pre-Ocober publication date in the colonies for "Reward and Fairies". Ref. Richards, A242.

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Rewards and Fairies.

KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936).

London: Macmillan and Co., 1910.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xii, 338, 10 of adverts. With illustrations by Frank Craig. Elegantly hand-bound in half red oasis morocco leather over original cloth sides with gilt 'elephant' motif to upper, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, top edge gilt. Light, occasional spotting, page edges with some age-toning; externally fine. An attractive copy in a smart recent leather binding. Short Stories and verse; includes 'The Marklake Witches' and 'Simple Simon'. Also contains 'If', which was voted Britain's favourite poem. A Kipling classic.

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Rewards and Fairies - Authorized Edition - 1914

Rudyard kipling

Doubleday, Page & Comp for Review of Rev. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Rewards and Fairies

Rudyard Kipling

St. Martin's Street, London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1910. First edition. Hardcover. This volume, a continuation of the Puck stories first told in 1906's Puck of Pook's Hill, contains eleven stories and twenty-three poems. It is notable for containing the first volume appearance of the poem "If --". According to Kipling bibliographer David Alan Richards, the title of the book comes from "the first line of a poem entitled 'The Fairies' Farewell' by Richard Corbet (1582-1635), Bishop of Norwich, which begins "Farewell, Rewards and Faeries ..." (Richards, A242, pp.201-202). Publication of this British first edition preceded its American counterpart by a week. "If --" proved to be so popular that a separate edition of the poem was swiftly published in the US the following month, and a few years later in England. This English first edition is bound in red cloth with gilt lettered spine and raised, gilt Ganesha device on the front cover, white endpapers, and gilt top edges. Condition of this copy is very good minus. The binding is square and tight, with modest overall scuffing and soiling. The contents are bright. Spotting appears almost entirely confined to the pastedowns, half-title, and publisher’s rear catalogue. The sole previous ownership mark is a tiny Nottingham bookseller sticker affixed to the lower rear pastedown. This book has two instances of Kipling's swastika - on the front cover gilt device, and on the half title verso. The word swastika comes from the Sanskrit svastika, which means “good fortune”, and this ancient hooked cross symbol was used at least 5,000 years before being polluted by association with Hitler’s Reich.  It remains a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Odinism. The swastika is a symbol common to many editions of Kipling’s works and came to Kipling’s attention through his father's encyclopaedic knowledge of Indian art. This copy came to us from personal library of Kipling’s U.S. publishers – specifically from the library of Nelson Doubleday Jr., son of Nelson Doubleday, and grandson of Frank Nelson Doubleday, Kipling’s friend and U.S. publisher and founder of the Doubleday publishing empire. F.N. Doubleday began work in the publishing industry working for Charles Scribner’s Sons. His 18-year career with Scribner’s included the task of assembling a complete set of Kipling's works for publication in a collected edition in 1897. His work with Kipling on this endeavor sparked a friendship and partnership that lasted for decades. Kipling affectionately gave Doubleday the nickname "Effendi", a play on the initials of his name - F.N.D. Frank's son Nelson was president of the firm from 1922 to 1946, as was Nelson Jr., from 1978 to 1983. Iconic English poet, short-story writer, and novelist Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children.  Despite this reputation, Kipling’s extraordinary body of work “eludes all labels in its range and variety… Kipling's work is not only of the highest artistic excellence, it is deeply humane and fully expresses the sense of one of his favourite texts: ‘Praised be Allah for the diversity of his creatures.’” (ODNB) Kipling was in his twenties when his stories of Anglo-Indian life made him a literary celebrity, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907.  Born in India and educated in England, Kipling could not afford to attend either Oxford or Cambridge University and instead returned to India to work as a newspaper editor and writer, which proved formative.  He returned to England in 1889, later living in the United States and South Africa before finally settling in England. Owing mostly to ill health, Kipling's production of original work diminished in the years between the end of the First World War and his death. Kipling remains the youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature and was also the first English language author awarded. Bibliographic reference: Richards A242

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Rewards and Fairies - First Printing, 1910

Rudyard Kipling

NY: Doubleday Page & Co., 1910 344 very clean pages, no writing or erasures of such. binding is VG+ to near fine with mild edge and spine end wear, spine a bit darkened. Photos available on request. .

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Rewards and Fairies

Rudyard Kipling

Palala Press. Hardcover. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Rewards and Fairies (Large Print Edition)

Rudyard Kipling

BiblioLife. Hardcover. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Rewards and Fairies

Kipling, Rudyard

London: Macmillan & Co, 1910. Red cloth on boards with gilt titles on a lightly sunned spine and gilt blind-stamped decoration on upper cover. Light sunning on top corner of upper board. Tanning on FFE and previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down. Occasional sporadic foxing on some internal folio margins. Otherwise contents are clean and flat with advertisements for other authors towards the back. includes some b/w illustrated plates. . First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Craig, Frank. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Rewards and Fairies

Rudyard Kipling

1st World Library - Literary Society. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Rudyard Kipling

Echo Library. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Rewards and Fairies

Rudyard Kipling

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Rewards and Fairies (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Rudyard Kipling

Penguin Classics, 1991-10-01. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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Rewards and Fairies

Rudyard Kipling

Macmillan Children's Books. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Rewards and Fairies (Puffin Classics)

Rudyard Kipling

Puffin, 1988-04-01. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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Rewards and Fairies

Rudyard Kipling

Pomona Press, 2006-01-01. Paperback. Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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Rewards. and Fairies (The Wordsworth Children's Classics) [Paperback](Chinese Edition)

Rudyard Kipling

The Wordsworth Editions. Ltd.. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pages Number: 272 Language: English. Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd .. Book Description Rewards and Fairies is a collection of stories and a sequel to Puck of Pook s Hill and. as Kipling wrote. The tales had to be read by children. before people realised they were meant for grown-ups . Through the agency of Puck. two children - Dan and Una - meet a glittering array of historical characters from flint and iron age tribes to Good Queen Bess and Sir Francis Drake. Other tales incl... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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Rewards & Fairies (Wordsworth Collection Children's Library)

Kipling, Rudyard

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. 1853261599 New Condition. . New.

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Rewards and Fairies

Rudyard Kipling

BiblioLife, 2009-03-19. Hardcover. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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