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Barrack-Room Ballads, and Other Verses

by Kipling, Rudyard

Condition: Very Good+


London: Methuen and Co., 1892. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Publisher's red cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on spine; 8vo; pp. xix, [1], 208, [1] (publisher's device), 16 (ads). Cloth lightly rubbed, with a few small scuff marks here and there; spine just a touch sunned; the tiniest bit of fraying at corners. In custom clamshell. A unique copy, with other poems by Kipling clipped from a variety of sources (usually identified and dated, including "Literature Magazine" 1899, "The Morning Post" 1913, "Pall Mall Gazette" 1895, et al) and mounted to the FFEP, pp. 12-15 of the ads, and rear paste-down.




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