In the original blue and gilt dec. cloth, the volumes, published 1894 and 1895 respectively, are in folding cases and housed in a custom 1/4 crimson morocco chemise with raised bands, lightly scuffed. The blue covers of the first volume are dulled in places. There is an initialled small inscription on the fly leaf of the first volume. Condition very good plus. The second volume is fine and bright. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Jungle Book Together with the Second ...
Publisher: Macmillan & Co.
Publication Date: 1894
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description J. B. Walker / The Cosmopolitan Press, Irvington-on-the-Hudson, 1895. Paperback. First printing. Complete magazine in original wrappers, 9.75 x 7 inches, iv, (594)-704 pp. + 66 pages of advertisements at rear, profusely illustrated. WITH original 2-color illustrated poster, 18.75 x 11.5 inches. The poignant finale to Kipling's iconic story of the wild child raised by a wolf pack and educated by bear, panther, and python: Mowgli's return to civilisation. The first US printing of the story, published as "The Spring Running" in the UK a month earlier in the September 26, 1895 issue of The Pall Mall Gazette and the September & October issues of the Civil & Military Gazette. The story was published the same year in "The Second Jungle Book" (London: Macmillan & Co.; New York: The Century Co. (Livingston #117). Fore-edge of magazine nibbled, especially lower portion, dampstain to upper inner corner (not visible on covers); poster 2 small chips at top edge, small piece of tape at upper right corner. Overall both items very presentable. Seller Inventory # 21968
Book Description London: Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1965, 1965. 2 works in 1 volume, octavo (189 x 123 mm). Contemporary red calf, blue and brown labels to spine, gilt motifs of animals to spine compartments, double gilt fillet to covers, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Spine very slightly marked, covers very lightly soiled. An excellent copy. Black and white illustrations to text. An attractively bound copy of Kipling's classics, first published in 1894 and 1895 respectively. Seller Inventory # 122892
Book Description Macmillan & Co., 1894. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Blue cloth 2 volume set with gilt decorations and titles. All edges gilt. Volume 1 The Jungle Book is unmarked 1894 Macmillan, Volume 2 The Second Jungle Book has book sellers blind stamp to flyleaf and ownership ink to second flyleaf. Front hinge vol 2 tender. Vol 2 also shows light fox. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Seller Inventory # 40661
Book Description London: Macmillan and Co., 1894 and 1895, 1895. FIRST EDITIONS, illustrated by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. A stunning set, elegantly hand-bound in full dark blue morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, decorated in gilt. Black endpapers, all edges gilt, with publisher's original cloth bound in at rear. Some light spotting within; externally fine. Overall, an excellent pair in attractive recent leather bindings, housed in a custom-made slipcase. A sumptuous item. The Jungle Book and its sequel comprise a selection of short stories - the best-known being the three tales centring on the adventures of the abandoned 'man cub', Mowgli. Other popular tales from Kipling's work include 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', the story of a heroic mongoose, and 'Toomai of the Elephants', the tale of a young elephant-handler. Stewart [123, 132]. Seller Inventory # 46390
Book Description London: Macmillan and Co., 1894-5, 1894. Two volumes, both FIRST EDITIONS. Octavo (19 x 13cm). With illustrations by John Lockwood Kipling. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt, with coated black endpapers, all edges gilt. A very good pair with some expected shelfwear and rubbing, a spotting within, discreet ink name to each volume, inner paper joints cracked, some marking/soiling to covers. Shows well. The 'Jungle Books' is a collection of short stories, the best-known being the three tales revolving around the adventures of the abandoned 'man cub' Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', the story of a heroic mongoose, and 'Toomai of the Elephants', the tale of a young elephant-handler. Seller Inventory # 50641
Book Description London: Macmillan and Co., 1894–5, 1894. 2 works, octavo (188 x 128 mm). Near-contemporary blue crushed morocco, raised bands to spine, compartments lettered and tooled in gilt, gilt strapwork panelling to covers, gilt edge roll, turn-ins ruled in gilt, blue silk endpapers, pale blue silk page markers, edges gilt. With the original covers bound in at the rear of both works. Gift inscriptions to front free endpapers, Spines lightly sunned, a bit of shelf wear, a few dark marks to covers, very occasional minor foxing. A near-fine pair. The Jungle Book with illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrations in the text to both works. Beautifully bound copies, mixed editions. The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals; originally published in book form in a print run of 7,000 and 10,000 respectively, they went through numerous reprints and have remained two of Kipling's best known works. Seller Inventory # 125971
Book Description Macmillan, 1894, 1895., London:, 1894. B&W drawings. (illustrator). First editions. Dark blue cloth with titles and stamping in gilt. In floding chemises and handsome half morocco double spined slipcase. Jungle Book: Text block fine and bright. Boards Fine, slightly cocked and with light wear to corners and to head and tail of spine. Second Jungle Book: Text block bright and claer but inner hinges starting at a couple of signatures. Bords near fine with light wear to corners and spine lightly dulled. Slipcase lightly rubbed but fine. Seller Inventory # Embry 94140
Book Description London: Macmillan and Co., 1894, 1894. A Superb First Edition Set of "Jungle Books"KIPLING, Rudyard. The Jungle Book. With Illustrations by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. London: Macmillan and Co., 1894.First edition. Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 13/16 inches; 184 x 122 mm.). [2, blank], vi, [2, contents], 212 pp. Frontispiece (with tissue guard) and forty-two text illustrations (nineteen full-page).[Together with:]KIPLING, Rudyard. The Second Jungle Book. With Illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling,C.I.E. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895.First edition. Small octavo (7 5/16 x 4 13/16 inches; 186 x 123 mm.). [2, blank], , 238, [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. Thirty-nine text illustrations, including head- and tail-piece vignettes and historiated initials.Each volume in the original bright blue cloth decoratively ruled and pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and spine and lettered in gilt on spine. All edges gilt. Original dark gray/green coated endpapers. Minimal rubbing to the gilt designs on the front covers, minimal expert and almost invisible repairs to inner hinges. Some light foxing in volume two as is often the case, otherwise a really bright and near fine set. Housed together in a blue cloth clamshell case.The Jungle Book is a "collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1894. The Second Jungle Book, published in 1895, contains stories linked by poems. The stories tell mostly of Mowgli, an Indian boy who is raised by wolves from infancy and who learns self-sufficiency and wisdom from the jungle animals. The book describes the social life of the wolf pack and, more fancifully, the justice and natural order of life in the jungle. Among the animals whose tales are related in the work are Akela the wolf; Baloo the brown bear; Shere Khan, the boastful Bengal tiger who is Mowgli's enemy; Kaa the python; Bagheera the panther; and Rikki-tikki-tavi the mongoose" (Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature).Grolier, Kipling, 185 and 197. Livingston 104 and 116. Martindell 61 and 63. Stewart 123 and 132. Seller Inventory # 04042
Book Description London: Macmillan and Co., 1894 & 1895, 1895. 2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, pictorial designs to front covers in gilt, green coated endpapers, edges gilt. Spines gently rolled and slightly faded, a touch of wear to extremities, a few small spots to covers, a bit of bubbling to sides of The Second Jungle Book but cloth notably bright, a little foxing to contents. A very good pair. Illustrated frontispiece to The Jungle Book, illustrations in the text of both volumes. First editions. The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals; originally published in book form in a print run of 7,000 and 10,000 respectively, they went through numerous reprints and have remained two of Kipling's best known works. Richards A76 & A85. Seller Inventory # 126049
Book Description London: Macmillan and Co., 1894 & 1895, 1895. 2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial designs gilt to spines and front covers, green endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a custom blue slipcase. Contemporary ownership inscription to title page of Jungle Book and gift inscription to front endpaper of Second Jungle Book. Lightly rolled, spines slightly faded and bumped at ends, covers lightly marked and a little cockled, tips rubbed, occasional very light foxing to contents, hinges of Second Jungle Book cracked. A very good set. Illustrations in the text throughout. First editions. The set comes from the library of the novelist Richard Adams (1920–2016), with his bookplate in both volumes. Adams's 1972 novel Watership Down was one of the most successful, and remains one of the most beloved, children's novels of the 20th century. Adams described Kipling as an enormous influence on his work, stating of him: "Kipling unimitated, inimitable Kipling, how shall I describe thee? Beyond argument, no one has ever written books more full of enjoyment for children", and that "Kipling has his finger firmly in the 'Watership Down' pie, and without him those lines would never have been written" (in Blishen, pp. 171-72). The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals; originally published in book form in a print run of 7,000 and 10,000 respectively, they went through numerous reprints and have remained two of Kipling's best known works. Martindell, 61 and 63; Richards, A76 and A85; Richard Adams, Some Ingredients of Watership Down, in Edward Blishen (ed.), The Thorny Paradise, Writers on Writing for Children, 1977. Seller Inventory # 123909