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Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses

by Kipling, Rudyard

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London: Methuen And Co.. 1892. first edition without limitation statement on copyright page. VG++, bottom corner tips are a little rubbed, otherwise book is clean, tight. A very handsome copy. ; 8vo, finely bound in 3/4 red leather with marbled boards, top edges gilt, others uncut. Raised bands, marbled endpapers, LIMITED TO 225 LARGE PAPER COPIES, this was the variant issue which was handsomely rebound in 3/4 leather. On the front endpaper is a mounted limitation statement which reads: "Of this Edition on Dutch Paper 225 Copies have been printed, of which 200 are for sale. No. 11" This statement appears to have been added later. A scarce issue. .


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