New York: Century Co., 1897. First edition, published a month before the UK. Twenty full-page illustrations and frontispiece by I. W. Taber. One of Kipling's most famous books. The basis for the 1937 movie starring Spencer Tracy, who won the Academy Award for best actor. 8vo green cloth stamped in gilt, black and red; top edge gilt. Bright and near fine with spine a little shaken and name and bookplate on front pastedown.