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Kipling Rudyard

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Description

  • The Complete Works in Prose and Verse. London: Macmillan, 1937–1939
  • leather, ink, paper
35 volumes, 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.; 242 x 160 mm). Titles printed in white within russet frames, printed on handmade paper with a watermark of Ganesha. Original russet niger morocco by James Burn, covers with double gilt-fillet border, spines gilt-lettered in six compartments, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt on rough, others uncut.

Literature

Stewart, pp. 577–80

Catalogue Note

The Sussex Edition, number 121 of 525 sets, signed by Kipling on the limitation page of the first volume. "During the last years of his life, Kipling was engaged in a complete revision of his works, and the text of the Sussex edition represents his final revised text. Two volumes of uncollected prose and much verse are here collected for the first time. … Unfortunately, a substantial portion of the edition was destroyed in unbound sheets during the bombing of London in 1941" (Stewart). A very fine, bright set.
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