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    Kim by Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling’s Kim tells the story of Kimball “Kim” O'Hara, an imperial orphan scavenging a hand-to-mouth existence in British India during the late 1890s. The novel functions as a fictionalization of Kipling’s own Indian childhood, but it is also a strong example of the adventure stories that became especially popular in the heyday of the British Empire. Kim has been noted for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India.  Kim was serialized in McClure's Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 as well as in Cassell's Magazine from January to November 1901. It is ranked 34th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best novels and 78th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003, the book was listed on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novel.”


    The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

    RUDYARD KIPLING was born in Bombay in India in 1865 to British parents, and brought by a Portuguese 'ayah' (nanny) and an Indian servant, who would entertain him with fabulous stories and Indian nursery rhymes. He was sent back to England when he was seven years old, and lived in a boarding house with a couple who were cruelly strict. Fortunately he returned to India aged 16, to work as the assistant editor of a newspaper in Lahore. He began publishing stories and poems and eventually had great success with his book Plain Tales from the Hills . After his marriage Kipling settled in America, and it was here that he wrote The Jungle Book . He then moved with his family to England, where he wrote Just So Stories for his daughter Josephine who tragically died of pneumonia. Rudyard Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 and died on January 18, 1936.


    The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

    The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1895, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. All of the stories were previously published in magazines in 1894-5, often under different titles.


    Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling

    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.


    Puck Of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling

    The children were at the Theatre, acting to Three Cows as much as they could remember of Midsummer Night's Dream. Their father had made them a small play out of the big Shakespeare one, and they had rehearsed it with him and with their mother till they could say it by heart. They began when Nick Bottom the weaver comes out of the bushes with a donkey's head on his shoulders, and finds Titania, Queen of the Fairies, asleep.


    Plain Tales From the Hills by Rudyard Kipling

    Originally written for the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette, the stories were intended for a provincial readership familiar with the pleasures and miseries of colonial life. For the subsequent English edition, Kipling revised the tales so as to recreate as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for those at home. Yet far from being a celebration of Empire, Kipling's stories tell of 'heat and bewilderment and wasted effort and broken faith'. He writes brilliantly and hauntingly about the barriers between the races, the classes and the sexes; and about innocence, not transformed into experience but implacably crushed.


    The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling

    So we settled it all when the storm was done As comf'y as comf'y could be; And I was to wait in the barn, my dears, Because I was only three; And Teddy would run to the rainbow's foot, Because he was five and a man; And that's how it all began, my dears, And that's how it all began. - Big Barn Stories.


    The Phantom 'Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyrics in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems —including “Mandalay,” “Gunga Din,” and “Danny Deever”—which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote The Jungle Books , Just So Stories , and Kim —which became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He died in 1936


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    In Black and White by Rudyard Kipling



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    THE JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling

    New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. 1931. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. Edge wear and light soiling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .


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    Plain Tales From the Hills by Rudyard Kipling

    Thacker, Spink and Co., 1890. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1890. 310 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt decoration. Contains numerous advertising pages to rear. Moderate tanning, with light foxing and marking to pages. Cracks to guttering throughout, with exposed netting. Heavy tanning to text block edges. Heavy tanning and foxing to pastedowns and endpapers. Moderate cracking to front hinge. Boards have moderate shelf wear, with rubbing and marking. Moderate bumping to corners and crushing to spine ends. Book has noticeable forward lean, with heavy tanning to spine. Slight warping to front board.


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    The Jungle Book (Townsend Library Edition) by Rudyard Kipling

    2003-04-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Kim by KIPLING Rudyard (FOUQUERAY D. CH.)

    1931. broché. D'OccasionTrèsBonétat. Editions Kra, Paris, 1931. 2 volumes in-8 (21 x 15 cm) broché, couverture imprimée, illustrations couleurs de C. Fouqueray, 247 & 242 p. Exemplaire numéroté sur vélin Aussedat.


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    The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

    Paperback. Very Good.


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    Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling

    London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1906. First edition. Hardcover. This is a magnificent copy of the British first edition in the exceptionally scarce dust jacket. Puck of Pook’s Hill is Kipling’s abidingly English collection of ten stories and sixteen poems, informed by English history and animated by English mythology, for a youthful audience. This British first edition was published with twenty illustrations by Harold R. Millar. This is the first publication of the sixteen poems. Preceding the British and American first editions, the stories had appeared in Strand magazine, as well as in Ladies’ Home Journal and McClure’s Magazine in America. “Several minor changes were made in the story texts, as printed in book form, and there are numerous but unimportant textual differences between the English and American Editions.” (Richards, A205) This copy is a rarity thus – truly fine in a very good plus dust jacket. The red cloth binding is improbably, immaculately bright and tight, with sharp corners, vivid gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents are pristine – crisp and bright with no previous ownership marks, no spotting, clean fore and bottom edges, and bright gilt top edge. The book feels unread. Four pages of advertisements at the rear, dated “N.15.8.06” as detailed by Richards. The dust jacket shows no discernible fading of the red print, no spine toning, and the sole loss is a .375 inch deep chip at the spine head. We note modest overall soiling and trivial wear to extremities. The dust jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. The book is housed in a quarter leather slipcase with rounded spine and raised bands framed by blind rules. The red cloth sides feature beveled edge opening and a nested, matching red cloth folding chemise lined with gray paper. The slipcase is very good plus, with a few minor scuffs to the leather spine. When first published, Kipling referred to the first four stories as “part of scheme of mine for trying to give children not a notion of history but a notion of time sense which is at the bottom of all history that rightly understood means love of one’s fellow man and the land one lives in”. (Letters 3, p.189) Siblings Dan and Una of rural Sussex are reciting A Midsummer Night’s Dream to one another on Midsummer Eve near the titular “Pook’s Hill” when they summon Puck – “a small, brown, broad-shouldered, pointy-eared person with a snub nose, slanting blue eyes, and… a wicked twinkle in his eye”. Puck introduces himself as “the oldest Old Thing in England” and introduces a procession of figures from English history – among them a Roman centurion, a Saxon monk, a Norman knight, a Viking sea captain, and so on. Rewards and Fairies, published in 1910, added additional stories and poems. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, stories and poems of British 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, the year after this book was published. This book has two instances - on the gilt front cover device and on the half title verso – of the swastika symbol prevalent in Kipling’s published works. Named from the Sanskrit svastika, which means “good fortune”, this ancient hooked cross was used at least 5,000 years before being perverted by Hitler’s Reich.  It remains sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Odinism. The swastika came to Kipling’s attention through his father's encyclopaedic knowledge of Indian art. Bibliographic reference: Richards A205


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    The Seven Seas by Kipling, Rudyard [1865-1936]

    Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, Strand, London Second Edition 1896. London 1896., 1896. Hard back binding in publisher's original brick red cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, top edge gilt, fore and lower page edges untrimmed. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains [xvi] 230 [39 page catalogue dated October 1896] printed pages of text. Spine ends rolled, spine sun faded, rubbing of the cloth to the upper spine edge, ink ownership name. We currently hold in stock 20 other titles by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    Plain Tales from the Hills by KIPLING, Rudyard

    London: Macmillan, 1981. Hardback: no dj, red cloth with gilt vignette on the front and silver spine lettering, spine is slightly faded, a few lower page corners bumped, nr FINE. tall 8vo, 335pp.. Centenary Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    The Five Nations by Kipling, Rudyard

    London: Methuen, 1903. First edition, with misprint "David" for "Saul", p. 56, line 9. 8vo. 213 pp., plus 38 pp. of ads in rear. Very good in brown cloth, light foxing throughout, ex-libris John Ruyle label within.


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    Puck of Pook's Hill [1] by Kipling, Rudyard [1865-1936]

    Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 4 Little Essex Street, London 1964. 1964., 1964. Mass market paperback in very near Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    THE DAY'S WORK by Kipling, Rudyard

    London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898. (Preceded by the American edition). Pp. 4 leaves, 381, [2] - publ. list, 16 - publ. adverts. dated 15.9.98. Blue cloth with decorative gilt border running across the top edge of upper cover extending to spinestrip, with blindstamped border running along bottom edge, circular blindstamped publisher's device to lower board. This was the last of Macmillan's editions to appear with the blue binding and gilt border. From the library of Julius H. Griffith (1865-1936), friend of Kipling and fellow student at United Services College (U.S.C.) in Westward Ho!, England. He is the father of Canadian artist Julius Griffith, with ink inscription to first blank: "Julius H. Griffith from A.M.G. October 2nd 1898". Minor rubbing, else a clean, crisp copy. A collection of 12 short stories (one in 2 parts), all of which had previously appeared in periodicals. (Stewart 180). First U.K. Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Octavo.


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    In Black and White by Kipling, Rudyard

    Allahabad & London: A H Wheeler / Sampson Low Marston. G : in Good condition. Modern rebind in green card with original front and rear panels affixed to edge closest to spine. Some grubbiness within. [1890]. Eighth Edition. Softback card cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). ix, 96pp. .


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    JUNGLE BOOK [THE] - THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling

    Pan. Good+. 1969. (Film/TV tie-in). Paperback. (edges heavily "tanned" & light reading creases) (cover has still and Walt Disney ref. ) [Pan Books X719] .


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    The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling

    Standard Book Company, 1930. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1930. Punjab Edition. 240 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth. Pages remain bright and clear with minimal tanning and foxing. Pen inscription to front endpaper. Boards have moderate shelf-wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Boards are bowed.


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    The Seven Seas by Kipling, Rudyard [1865-1936]

    Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, Strand, London First Edition 1896. London 1896., 1896. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original brick red cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, top edge gilt, fore and lower page edges untrimmed. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains [xvi] 230 [39 page catalogue dated October 1896] printed pages of text. Spine ends rolled, spine sun faded, without any ownership markings or foxing and in Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper. We currently hold in stock 20 other titles by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling

    2015-08-22. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Kim by Rudyard Kipling

    London: Macmillan and Co, 1940. cloth backed hard cover is in good condition with mild wear and light staining to front and back of cover with no dust jacket. has no publishing date but is circa 1940. is a reprint edition. copy is unmarked and tightly bound. 413.. Reprint. Cloth Backed Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Jungle Book (First Disney Picture Books) by Kipling, Rudyard

    Paperback. Good.


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    THE JUNGLE BOOK: Illustrated in Colour by Maurice & Edward Detmold by Kipling, Rudyard

    London, UK: The Folio Society, 1992. BRAND NEW COPY less slipcase. Illustrated green linen boards w/silver embossed lettering/Fine. DJ/None as Issued. Yellow endpapers. English poet, short story writer, and novelist Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was one of the first Commissioners of Boy Scouts, a cause he remained devoted to. The Jungle Book was first published in book form in 1984; this text in based on the 1906 Edition with art work of the Detmold brothers. The tales are fables in which the adventures of animals convey a sense of moral rectitude, became standard reading for the Cub Scouts.. 3rd Printing, 1995. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Illus. by Maurice & Edward Detmold (Illustrators).


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    Stalky & Co. by Kipling, Rudyard

    Paperback. Good.


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    THE FIVE NATIONS [Limited Edition] by Rudyard Kipling

    Methuen & Co. Collectible - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Octavo. Quarter Cloth Hardcover, 1903 . . Ex-library books with the usual treatments. This edition on handmade paper is limited to 200 copies. xiii + 215pp. Bound in grey paper covered boards with off-white cloth spine, paper title box on spine. Mild bumping to extremities. Some smudging to binding. Hinges are intact and textblock sturdy. Pages are clean with light foxing occasionally at edges. Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase supports literacy charities


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    Kim by Kipling, Rudyard (Ill. by Gary Aagaard)

    Pleasantville, NY & Montreal: Reader's Digest, 1991. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. White boards, green spine with gilt titles, gilt & green decoration on front board, 303 pp, 9 illustrations including frontispiece and a two-page spread. Nicely produced illustrated edition, contains the complete text of the novel. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.). . Fine/No dj. 23½ X 16 cm.


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    Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling

    2011-07-11. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Plain Tales from The Hills (Works Vol. 1) by Kipling, Rudyard

    Charles Scribner's Sons. Hardcover. B00AG6K63E Rudyard Kipling. The Works of Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales From The Hills. New York: The Regent Press, early edition, circa 1900s. illustrated dust jacket, considerable wear, soiling, tears and chips along edges, inside of jacket is plain, no printing or price, age tanning, green boards, black lettering and red design on front and along spine, boards clean, light edge wear/bumping, straight, tight binding, 492 pages, frontispiece, age tanning, no writing or marks, Good + in poor dust-jacket. Hardcover. . Good.


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    Stalky & Co by KIPLING, Rudyard

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1899.. First edition, 8vo, (xii), 272, (2 advertisement) pp. Armorial bookplate, bookseller's small ink stamp to foot of fly leaf verso, endpapers foxed. Original red cloth, gilt medallion to upper cover, t.e.g., mild rubbing to spine. Martindell 77.


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