The Workman Collection

Rudyard Kipling

Collection of Fiction including the Years Between and Captains Courageous

1890 - 1932

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The Workman Collection

Group of first editions of the work of Rudyard Kipling.

  • Sold as a set of 6.
  • Rudyard Kipling (English).

Departmental Ditties. Barrack Room Ballads and Other Verses.

New York: John W. Lovell Company, 1890.


First American edition.

Bound in original burgundy cloth, bevel boards, decorative gilt titles on upper cover and top edge gilt.

Soldier Tales.

Illustrated by A.S. Hartrick (Scottish).

London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896.


Frontispiece and 21 black-and-white illustrated plates.

Bound in original blue cloth, upper cover pictorially gilt with military band and decorative ruling, spine pictorially gilt and lettered, all edges gilt and black coated endpapers.

House in a custom slipcase.

Captains Courageous. A Story of the Grand Banks.

Illustrated by I.W. Taber (American).

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1897.


Frontispiece with 22 black-and-white illustrated plates.

First edition in book form, first impression.

Bound in original blue cloth, upper cover and spine gilt-lettered and pictorially gilt with men in boat, all edges gilt, black endpapers.

House in custom clamshell case.

Stalky & Co.

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899.


Newspaper clippings tipped into second page of ads of two Kipling poems from serial publications dated 1899.

Bound in original red buckram with gilt signet stamped on upper, spine gilt-lettered and top edge gilt.

The Years Between.

Methuen and Co., Ltd., 1919.


Later issue without ads at rear.

Bound in red buckram, spine gilt-lettered in pictorial dust jacket.

Limits and Renewals.

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1932.


Bound in original red buckram with gilt signet stamped on upper cover, spine gilt-lettered, top edge gilt in brown dust jacket with black titles on front and spine.

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Soldier Tales.

Very minor rubbing to extremities.

Stalky & Co.

Early ownership on front endpaper.


First Edition




Novels, English literature and history

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