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Just So Stories

By Kipling, Rudyard




The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs – everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation.With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.


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Just So Stories (Transaction Large Print Books)

Kipling, Rudyard

Transaction Large Print. Hardcover. 1560005017 New Condition. Unused Copy. Ships Immediately. . New. 1998-12-30.

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Price: $50,003.98


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Just So Stories (Transaction Large Print Books)

Kipling, Rudyard

Transaction Large Print. Hardcover. 1560005017 New condition, Ships immediately. . New. 1998-12-30.

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Price: $50,003.98


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JUST SO STORIES

Kipling, Rudyard; illustrated by Joseph M. Gleeson:

London: Macmillan and Co, Ltd. 1913. First edition, first printing with these illustrations and the first ever colour illustrated edition. First edition, first printing with these illustrations and the first ever colour illustrated edition. Signed by Rudyard Kipling. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the front and spine. Top edge gilt. Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout by Joseph M. Gleeson. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm showing light rubbing and bumping at the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. All twelve full page colour plates are present as called for and in fine condition. Other than a little light spotting to the prelims and margins, the pages remain clean and bright throughout. An attractive example, rare in signed state. Signed in black ink by Rudyard Kipling underneath his printed name on the title page. A beautifully illustrated and important edition of this classic of children’s literature. This was the first printing of Kipling’s classic tales to be issued with full colour illustrations. Signed copies of any of Kipling’s major works are scarce, especially so in significant editions such as this. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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Price: £ 4,750.00
($6,348.38)


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Just So Stories

Kipling, Rudyard

Macmillan and Co, London, 1902 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Rudyard Kipling on a laid in signature. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Red Cloth with the white lettering present. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy SIGNED by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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Price: $4,500.00


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Just So Stories.

KIPLING, Rudyard.

London: Macmillan and Co. Limited,, 1902. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, onlay of elephant to front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark blue endpapers, gilt edges. With 12 black and white illustrations by the author. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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Price: £ 2,750.00
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Just So Stories

Kipling, Rudyard

Macmillan and Co, London, 1902 First Edition, First Printing with the 1902 date printed on the title page. A wonderful copy bound in the publisher's original cloth. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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Price: $2,500.00


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Just So Stories For Little Children

Rudyard Kipling (Author and Illustrator)

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a compellingly lovely example of the first edition, quite scarce thus in near fine condition. The striking, illustrated binding is beautifully preserved – square, clean, and tight with only light wear to extremities. The contents are clean and bright. We find no previous ownership marks. Modest spotting is confined to the endpapers and there is an expert marginal paper repair to page 39/40. This first issue used “Chinese white pigment” (zinc oxide) on its covers, which had a tendency to flake off. Of particular note, the pigment on this copy remains bright and intact. The binding is protected beneath a removable, clear mylar cover. The first edition features 22 full-page plates of illustrations by Kipling himself, including a map printed in red and black, historiated capital letters for chapter openers, and in-text illustrations. It is the only one of his many books that Kipling illustrated himself. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children – of which, of course Just So Stories and The Jungle Books are the par excellence examples. 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 first English language author awarded. He remains the youngest person to be awarded the Prize. 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. Kipling, who had written verse since he was young, also began to write short stories, publishing seven volumes of fiction between the years 1888 and 1889, before the age of 24. He returned to England in 1889, later living in the United States and South Africa before finally settling in England. But it was India that gave Kipling his most enduring literary settings and inspiration. Kipling began publishing some of what would become the Just So Stories in English and American periodicals between 1897 and 1902. It was the son of Kipling’s great friend and American publisher, F. N. Doubleday, who spurred the endeavor to grow into an iconic children’s book. Seven-year-old Nelson Doubleday wrote to his father’s friend: “Dear Mr. Kipling: I have been reading your ‘Just So’ stories in St. Nicholas, and I think they are very good. I wish you would write some more stories like those. I want to know ‘How the Elephant Got His Trunk,’ ‘How the Giraffe Got His Rubber Neck’ and ‘How the Kangaroo Got His Long Legs.’ If you write these stories, please send them over to my father, and if they are good enough he will publish them in a book. I hope you will write them and that he will publish them. Yours truly, Nelson Doubleday” Nelson would eventually become president of Doubleday from 1922 to 1946. The title of the book comes from the December 1897 publication of “How the Whale Got His Throat” in St. Nicholas magazine, where it was noted that this type of story “ ‘had to be told just so, without alteration of ‘one single word’” (Richards A181). Though rooted in an Empire sensibility that became archaic even before his death, Kipling’s best tales remain iconic, even elemental examples of the storyteller’s craft. “There has yet been no writer of short stories in English to challenge his achievement, which ranges through space from India to the home counties, and through time from Stone Age man to the contemporary world of football matches and motor cars. These stories, moreover, exhibit every kind of treatment, from the farcical to the tragic, and their structures vary from the simplest anecdote to the most complex and allusive philosophical fiction, dense enough to support endless exegesis and commentary.” (ODNB) Bibliographic reference: Richards A181

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Price: $1,628.00


Just So Stories (Aladdin Classics)

Kipling, Rudyard

LIBRARY BINDING. 1439528683 Good Condition. Has minor tearing. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

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Price: $894.89


Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

Chartwell Books, Inc, 2009-09-17. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Price: $865.52


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Just So Stories - Illustrated Edition

Rudyard Kipling

2017-04-30. 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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Price: $782.77


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Just So Stories : For Little Children

Kipling, Rudyard

London: MacMillan & Co., Limited 1902. Large 8vo. [vi]., 250 pp, Bound in a recent dark red full morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. New marbled endpapers. Original decorated cloth front cover bound in at the rear. With illustrations by the author. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1902.

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Price: £ 500.00
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Just So Stories

Kipling, Rudyard

Doubleday, Page. Hardcover. must be a very rare 1st american dated 1902 on title and copright pages illustrated by Kipling 247 pages many Illustrations many full page book worn and becoming loose kangaroo and other characters depicted on front in greeish boards . Fair. 1902. 1st Edition.

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Price: $450.00


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Just So Stories

KIPLING, Rudyard

London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1902, 1902. FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING. 1 vol., with no notice of additional printings on copyright page, illustrated by Kipling, bound in the publisher's original pictorial red cloth, spine lightly sunned but still with strong clear white printing, inner and outer hinges fine, light rubbing to head and foot of spine, back corners square, light foxing to pastedowns and endpapers, otherwise internally clean and bright, a VERY GOOD copy.

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Price: $450.00


Just So Stories (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Signet Classics)

Rudyard Kipling

Turtleback, 2002-05-01. School & Library Binding. Good.

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Price: $444.94


JUST SO STORIES; illustrated by the author in B & W.

KIPLING, Rudyard

London: Macmillan, 1902. Reprint, October 1902. Slim 4to, pp. 249 + adv. Bound in red cloth stamped in black and white, little rubbed at the extremities, a very good copy issued on month after the first edition. Name stamp on end paper, adv brochure laid in. Richards A181; Stewart 260. These stories include How the Camel Got His Hump and How The Leopard Got His Spots.

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Price: $385.00


Just So Stories

Kipling, Rudyard

, 249 pages, 21 illustrated plates (including illustrations in text, illustrated initials, printer's decorative tailpiece, red and black map of the Turbid Amazon), attractively illustrated

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Price: £ 250.00
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Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

2008-06-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $328.75


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JUST SO STORIES

Kipling, Rudyard

Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1902. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Kipling, Rudyard. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Red and black and white pictorial cloth with white titles. B/w illustrations. Some bumping and wear tos pine and corners. A little uneven fading to cover edges. Chipping/fraying to cloth at top and tail of spine. Browning and foxing to endpapers and outer page edges; odd margin mark, but contents are still very good! [S]

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Price: £ 240.00
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Just So Stories : For Little Children

Rudyard Kipling

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1902. First impression dated 1902 on the title page. Pictorial red cloth blocked in white and black with animal portrayals, and white lettered spine. 249 pages, Illustrations by Rudyard Kipling. 7.25 X 9.5 inches. A liitle rubbed at the edges and spine ends wearing a little, spine cloth a little faded, cover illustrations and lettering all quite bright. Inside all in good order and clean and unmarked.Overall very good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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Price: £ 225.00
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JUST SO STORIES

KIPLING, RUDYARD

GLEESON, JOSEPH. KIPLING,RUDYARD. JUST SO STORIES. Doubleday Page 1912 (1912). 4to (7 1/4 x 10"), tan gilt pictorial cloth, 249p., top edge gilt, VG+. First edition, preceding the British edition by a year. Featuring 12 fantastic color plates and pictorial endpapers by Joseph M. Gleeson. Also illustrated with numerous full and partial page black and whites. A beautiful gift type version of these classic stories.

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Price: $300.00


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JUST SO STORIES Easton Press

Rudyard Kipling

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Price: $275.00


Just So Stories

Kipling, Rudyard

London: Macmillan and Co, 1902. Book. Illus. by Kipling, Rudyard. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the 1902 date printed on the title page. 8vo; 23cm; 9 inches tall; [6], 249, [2]; 22 plates by Kipling and historiated capital letters for chapter openers, and in-text illustrations. ------ Handing wear with rubs and some fading to the cloth. Spine Faded with loss of white pigment; rear hinge starting. Text Clean. Previous owner's name on Front Free Endpage. .

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Price: $275.00


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Just So Stories (Collector's Library)

Rudyard Kipling

2011-01-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $205.00


Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

1987-06-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $188.51


Just So Stories

Kipling, Rudyard

Garden City: Doubleday. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. c. 1930. Not First Edition. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this wonderful collection in a dust jacket beautifully illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop, winner of the very first Caldecott for her book "Animals of the Bible." Jacket depicts in black, white, yellow, and green an elephant, giraffe, and three monkeys. The spine is very slightly sunned, otherwise the jacket is fresh and bright. .

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Price: $175.00


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Just So Stories : For Little Children

Kipling, Rudyard

London: Macmillan & Co Ltd 1964. 8vo. v, 229 pp. Maroon full morocco with gilt decoration to front board and gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Hatchards binding but probably bound by Bayntun's. Spine and upper area of front board faded to light brown. Internally very clean. No ownership names. With illustrations by the author. . Very Good. Full Morocco. Reprint. 1964.

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Price: £ 120.00
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Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

2013-11-01. 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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Price: $142.83


Just so stories

Rudyard Kipling

20100908. 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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Price: $136.06


Just So Stories (Children's Classics Series)

Rudyard Kipling

1988-06-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $131.64


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Just So Stories: for Little Children

Rudyard Kipling

2015-07-16. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Just So Stories - For Little Children - Written and Illustrated by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

2016-11-24. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $130.17


Just So Stories - For Little Children - Written and Illustrated by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

2016-11-24. 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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Just So Stories (Penguin Popular Classics)

Rudyard Kipling

1994-08-25. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $128.69


Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

Transaction Large Print, 2009-12-31. Paperback. Good.

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Just so stories

Rudyard Kipling

20100803. 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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Just So Stories

Kipling Rudyard:

Macmillan, 1916. 219pp. Book in VGC.Bound in tree calf leather, the spine is faded but legible and has 5 raised bands. The front and back covers have tooled gilt boxes on the front cover is a school motto as this was given as a school prize.Regrettably the covers have a bow, if it didn't I would be asking 3 figures for this book. I beleive it rebacked in this leather for the school to give as a prize. Thedges and endpapers are marbled and there is a prize certificate on the front endpaper. It was awarded for needlework in 1916. Some foxing on the pre-lims and on back endpaers.o/w the text is beautiful and the illustrations very crisp. The schoolis Queen Elizabeth at Barnet.. Leather_Bound. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Kipling Rudyard. 8vo - 8over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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Just So Stories (Iboo Classic)

Rudyard Kipling

2017-10-29. 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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Price: $124.27


Just so stories

Rudyard Kipling

2010-08-03. 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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Price: $122.80


Just So Stories - Illustrated by Joseph M. Gleeson

Rudyard Kipling

2016-11-24. 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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Just So Stories - Illustrated by Joseph M. Gleeson

Rudyard Kipling

2016-11-24. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

2015-07-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Just So Stories (Classic Books on CD Collection) [UNABRIDGED] (Classics on CD)

Rudyard Kipling

2008-01-02. 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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Price: $116.91


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Just So Stories (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)

Rudyard Kipling

1992-10-29. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $115.44


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Just So Stories (Templar Classics)

Rudyard Kipling

2001-04-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Just So Stories: For Little Children

Rudyard Kipling

1978-07-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Just So Stories -Illustrated

Rudyard Kipling

2018-04-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

Blackstone Audiobooks, 1997-08. Audio Cassette. Good.

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Just So Stories -Illustrated

Rudyard Kipling

2018-04-03. 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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Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

2001-03-05. 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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Price: $112.49


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Just So Stories (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

Rudyard Kipling

2009-05-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $112.49