Allahabad: Printed at the "Pioneer" Press, 1888. First edition. First issue without hashmarks on doors or periods in circle on front cover. Includes seven stories by Kipling, six of which were reprinted from the "Week's News." First appearance of "Black Jack." [Richards A14}. Light green paperwraps printed in black on covers (spine plain); 93 pages followed by poem "L'Envoi" and 6 pages of ads. Covers soiled and stained but still quite good and, with the exception of a few small nicks, wholly intact. Quite scarce.