London: Macmillan and Co., 1894, 1895. Third Printing and First Edition. Hardcover. 2 volumes. 212, 238pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Original blue cloth with gilt-stamped illustrations on the front boards and backstrips with gilt rules and titles on the backstrips. All edges gilt. Extremities moderately bumped and rubbed. Periodic cracks to the text block of the first book. Contemporary notation on the verso of the front flyleaf of the first book. Previous owner's name plate on the front pastedown of the second book. Minor thin cracks to the endpapers of this volume as well. Both volumes are in very good condition. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Item #56951
With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. An early printing and a first edition of Kipling's classic stories, set in India, and inspired by animal fables and the author's personal experiences.