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by Kipling, Rudyard

Condition: Very Good

London: Methuen and Co., 1892. Pp. xix, 208, 16-page publ. catalogue. 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 the front blank dated June, 1892. Firebrick buckram, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, others deckled. Edges dusty, covers slightly soiled and scuffed, spinestrip sunned, otherwise a very good, square copy. (Stewart 108; Livingston 90). Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo.


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