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THE FIVE NATIONS. Rudyard Kipling, , Howell Arthur Gwynne. THE FIVE NATIONS.
London: Methuen and Co. 1903. First edition, first issue. 8vo, red cloth boards; spine lettering and top edge gilt; with 38 pages of ads at rear, as called for. Spine ends lightly frayed, corners rubbed, spine lettering dulled; still good or better. INSCRIBED at head of title page to Kipling’s good friend Howell Gwynne, "H.A.G. from RK Nov. 1903" and SIGNED BY KIPLING beneath his printed name. Together with AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH BY H. MACKERN FOR SCRIBNER’S MAGAZINE OF "THE EDITORS IN THEIR OFFICE" -- namely the staff of "The Friend" (a short-lived wartime paper): Kipling, Gwynne, Julian Ralph, and Percival Landon, with all four men on and around a desk in Bloemfontein shortly after the British occupation during the Boer War. The photograph is mounted on a card SIGNED ON FRONT BY EACH of the four and with "Bloemfontein March 26th 1900" written beneath, apparently in Kipling’s own hand, and INSCRIBED ON VERSO BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER, "[illegible recipient] fr. H MacKern Scribner’s Bloemfountein March/29/00." Also with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Kipling to Gwynne dated simply "Tuesday" inviting him to his home, "I'm sorry about the [face?] and the [abscess?] It's an ignominious sequel to [dewetting?] -- and so very like life / suppose you come over here with a bag from Saturday to Monday / You will leave the bag at Rosebank station and our boy will pick it up. / You will not bring dress kit / You will come at any hour on Sat that suits you best you will name the hour whether before or after lunch. / There will be no amusements of any kind. / You can go to bed when you come if you like. You can have breakfast in bed or [illegible] & play with the kids & the lion at your will. A good bed isn't a bad place to lie down. / Ever Sincerely / Rudyard Kipling." ADDITIONALLY WITH THE POEM appearing on page 65, "General Joubert," transcribed at top and bottom of the page in what appears to be Kipling’s hand. (There is no apparent difference between the printed and transcribed versions.) Howell Arthur Gwynne, British author and newspaper editor, was a life-long friend of Kipling's and pallbearer at his 1936 burial at Westminster Abbey. Photograph and signatures beneath it fading; offset to autograph letter, which is considerably darkened on front edges. A mounted photographic copy of the signed photo clearly made before it began to fade is included. Provenance: Sotheby's Auction, 1973. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY WITH PHOTOGRAPH AND LETTER LAID IN.

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QUARTETTE, The Christmas Annual of the Civil & Military Gazette, 1885. Rudyard Kipling, Alice and Beatrice Kipling, John Lockwood. QUARTETTE, The Christmas Annual of the Civil & Military Gazette, 1885.
Lahore: The "Civil and Military Gazette" Press, 1885. First edition. "By Four Anglo-Indian Writers" -- i.e., Rudyard Kipling; his parents, John and Alice; and his sister, Beatrice. According to Kipling, in the winter cold "we four made up a Christmas annual called QUARTETTE, which pleased us a good deal and attracted a certain amount of attention" (Something of Myself, 1937). One of Kipling's earliest publications, produced when he was just 20 years old. Of the sixteen prose and verse pieces included herein, Kipling contributes five poems and three stories. Only two of the stories, "The Phantom 'Rickshaw" and "The Unlimited 'Draw' of 'Tick' Boileau," were later collected elsewhere. The rest were never reprinted. In original paperwraps with small hole in rear blank, two small holes in margins of rear cover filled in, and bottom of front cover just beginning to separate. Still, nearly fine. Housed in custom cloth and paper chemise and full red leather, double top-loading slipcase lettered in gilt on spine. Marbled paper covered interior section of case worn on open edge and outer casing a little rubbed. Rare in original wraps. Richards A4. KIPLING FAMILY "ANNUAL" WITH MATERIAL NOT APPEARING ELSEWHERE.

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ABAFT THE FUNNEL. Rudyard Kipling. ABAFT THE FUNNEL.
New York: B. W. Dodge & Company, 1909. First U.S. edition. Though a pirated one, it does precede the authorized Doubleday, Page and Co. edition by a few months. First issue in gilt-lettered blue cloth boards with ship at sea illustration stamped In black. Spine a little shaken otherwise near fine. Issued without a dust jacket.

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BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES. Rudyard Kipling. BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES.
London: Methuen and Co. 1892. First UK edition, Special large-paper edition printed on Japanese paper and finely bound in gilt-stamped, vellum-backed white cloth boards. SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER. (There were also 225 large-paper copies in dark red buckram boards signed by the publisher.) Only 20 of the 30 "special" copies were offered for sale, this copy is NUMBER 20 OF THE 20 OFFERED FOR SALE. Bookplate of novelist GEORGE BARR MCcUTCHEON on front pastedown. Crisp, bright, fine copy. Richards A69. GEORGE BARR MCcUTCHEON'S COPY.

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COLLECTED VERSE OF RUDYARD KIPLING. Rudyard Kipling. COLLECTED VERSE OF RUDYARD KIPLING.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. First UK edition. Number 494 of 500 numbered copies, SIGNED by the publisher and printer. Bound in full, limp vellum and printed on English handmade paper. Top page edges and letters of front cover and spine gilt. Silk ties lacking, hinges starting, some soiling to vellum and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Still, a nice copy of a scarce book.

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THE DAY'S WORK. Rudyard Kipling. THE DAY'S WORK.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1898. First UK edition, preceded by the U.S. edition. Light foxing to endpapers, name, slightly cocked, and minor wear on corners and spine ends, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket.

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A DIVERSITY OF CREATURES. Rudyard Kipling. A DIVERSITY OF CREATURES.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1917. First edition. Red cloth with elephant gilt stamp on front cover and top edge gilt. Spine just a bit faded and foxing to front and back endpapers otherwise very good to fine, lacking dust jacket.

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FROM SEA TO SEA: Letters of Travel. Rudyard Kipling. FROM SEA TO SEA: Letters of Travel.
New York: Doubleday & McClure Company, 1899. First edition, two volumes. Volume II, page 90 reads, "fifteen hundred feet." First state with this error uncorrected. A collection of special correspondence and occasional articles written by Kipling for the Civil and Military Gazette and the Pioneer between 1887-1889. Both volumes are very good or better with light soiling and rubbing most noticeable at the spine ends and corners. Inside clean. Small contemporaneous bookseller's sticker on rear pastedown.

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INDEPENDENCE: Rectorial Address delivered at St. Andrews, October 10, 1923. Rudyard Kipling. INDEPENDENCE: Rectorial Address delivered at St. Andrews, October 10, 1923.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1923. First edition. Near fine with light soiling.

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LIFE'S HANDICAP: Being Stories of Mine Own People. Rudyard Kipling. LIFE'S HANDICAP: Being Stories of Mine Own People.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1891. First edition. Blue cloth boards, gilt on front and spine. A little cocked and cover shows edgewear, still a good to very good copy.

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LIMITS AND RENEWALS. Rudyard Kipling. LIMITS AND RENEWALS.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1932. First edition. Red cloth boards, gilt elephant stamp on front, top edge gilt. Slight crease running down spine, otherwise fine in dust jacket a little darkened on spine and with a few small chips on spine ends.

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ON DRY-COW FISHING AS A FINE ART. Rudyard Kipling. ON DRY-COW FISHING AS A FINE ART.
Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1926. First separate book edition of this fishing story which previously appeared in a magazine. Number 85 of 176 copies printed for The Rowfant Club by Bruce Rogers. Marbled boards with printed label. Faint shadow where bookplate was removed from pastedown, otherwise fine. In original dark-blue paper chemise and matching slipcase with printed label. Slipcase shows wear to corners and edges, tiny portion of spine label is missing affecting "g" in "fishing," and a small piece is missing from bottom edge. Still a quite presentable example of the fragile slipcase. AN ANGLING NARRATIVE.

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ORIGINAL PROSPECTUS for THE COMPLETE WORKS: In Prose and Verse. Rudyard Kipling. ORIGINAL PROSPECTUS for THE COMPLETE WORKS: In Prose and Verse.
(New York): Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1941. The original prospectus for the series printed on special paper and in the original paper folder, with the original order form. The prospectus is 16 pages, including covers and measures 9.5 x 12". Paper folder somewhat smudged, otherwise fine.

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PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS. Rudyard Kipling. PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. Later printing of the UK edition (the first was in 1890) from a Macmillan Uniform Edition of his works sent by Kipling to Captain (later Rear-Admiral) Robley Dunglison Evans (1846-1912). PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED on title page above the title to Evans, "To the Captain of the 'Indiana' from the author / June 96:" and SIGNED "Rudyard Kipling" above his scored-through printed name. According to Evans' 1901 autobiography, A SAILOR'S LOG, (two copies of which are included), "While refitting in New York, Mr. Rudyard Kipling breakfasted on board with me . . . . Some weeks afterward he was good enough to send me a set of his books. On the title-page of PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS, facing a beautiful picture of Sergeant [sic] Mulvaney, done by my dear friend R. F. Zogbaum, he had written the following graceful lines. . . ." The graceful lines he refers to are those of an UNTITLED HOLOGRAPHIC POEM Kipling transcribed and signed on the page opposite the title page. The poem herein is generally unknown as it was never titled or collected by Kipling [Richards, note to E1-65]. (It appeared in Evans' own book, in one other with a few minor transcription mistakes, and also a few times in journals all around the turn of the last century.) The "beautiful picture" Evans refers to is of the character "Private Mulvaney," who makes his first appearance herein. Zogbaum's 4 x 6" gouache painting of Mulvaney is INSCRIBED BY ZOGBAUM, "To Capt R.D. Evans USN / R F Zogbaum / June '96" and pasted to the copyright page with, presumably in Zogbaum's hand, "'Tis the trut' I'm tellin' you" written beneath. KIPLING'S POEM, in four quatrains, begins with "Zogbaum draws with a pencil,/ And I do things with a pen;/ And you sit up in a conning tower/ Bossing eight hundred men." And ends with "'To him that hath shall be given,'/ And that's why these books are sent/ To the man who has lived more stories/ Than Zogbaum or I couLd invent!" Small octavo, blue-cloth boards stamped in gilt and black on front and in gilt on spine. Evans' bookplate on pastedown. Expertly recased with original spine laid down, fine thus. Housed in lambs-wool lined, black cloth-covered clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND WITH HOLOGRAPH POEM SIGNED BY KIPLING REFERRING TO HIMSELF, THE RECIPIENT AND R.F. ZOGBAUM, WHOSE ORIGINAL, INSCRIBED GOUACHE PAINTING OF KIPLING CHARACTER PRIVATE MULVANEY IS AFFIXED TO THE COPYRIGHT PAGE.

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TALES OF EAST AND WEST. Rudyard Kipling. TALES OF EAST AND WEST.
Avon: Limited Editions Club, 1973. First edition thus, one of 2,000 numbered copies. Selected, with an introduction, by Bernard Bergonzi; illustrated with line drawings and water-colors and SIGNED by Charles Raymond; set in intertype Garamond on white Curtis Tweedweave laid paper; bound in two hues of linen - sky-blue and deep green - joined horizontally with gold-stamped decoration. Fine in fine slipcase.

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THE VAMPIRE. Rudyard Kipling. THE VAMPIRE.
Boston: Privately Printed, 1898. First Boston edition [Richards E1-23]. An unauthorized pamphlet featuring a poem written by Kipling to garner publicity for what would surely have been considered, at the time, a mildly pornographic painting by Philip Burne-Jones (a cousin of Kipling's) entitled "The Vampire," which was scheduled to go on display in London in April 1897. The poem became the inspiration for the 1909 Broadway play, "A Fool There Was," and 1915 film with the same title, starring Theda Bara as "the Vampire." Small, 16mo, handsewn, tan paperwraps with red vignette of bats flying under a crescent moon on front. Tipped-in frontispiece reproduction of Burne-Jones's painting, "The Vampire." Name inside front cover, few tiny, inconspicuous holes to spine fold, otherwise near fine. Quite scarce. UNAUTHORIZED PAMPHLET ILLUSTRATED WITH A MILDLY PORNOGRAPHIC PAINTING BY KIPLING'S COUSIN.

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THE DROWNED SAILOR And Other Poems. James Kirkup. THE DROWNED SAILOR And Other Poems.
London: Grey Walls Press, (1947). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket just a bit sunned on spine.

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WHITE HOUSE YEARS, YEARS OF UPHEAVAL & YEARS OF RENEWAL. Henry Kissinger. WHITE HOUSE YEARS, YEARS OF UPHEAVAL & YEARS OF RENEWAL.
Boston / New York: Little, Brown / Simon & Schuster, (1979 / 1982 / 1999). First edition of each of the three equally massive volumes of his memoirs, the first of which won the National Book Award for History. Third volume SIGNED BY KISSINGER on title page. Kissinger, who won the Nobel Peace Prize then tried to return the award, has always been a controversial figure but is still sought out for his views. Each volume heavily illustrated with maps and photographs. All three with spines a little shaken as one might expect but each is still fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. THIRD VOLUME SIGNED BY KISSINGER.

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DIRECTIONS FOR INVIGORATING AND PROLONGING LIFE; Or, THE INVALID'S ORACLE. William Kitchiner. DIRECTIONS FOR INVIGORATING AND PROLONGING LIFE; Or, THE INVALID'S ORACLE.
New York: J & J Harper, 1831. First American edition from the sixth London edition. Revised and improved by T. S. Barrett. Covers agreeable methods to relieve indigestion and strengthen the action of the stomach and bowels, among other things. 252 pages including index; early, full-leather binding worn on edges but still good and tight. Bookplate of Ronald G. Curlin M.D.

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THE UNGRATEFUL GARDEN. Carolyn Kizer. THE UNGRATEFUL GARDEN.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1961). First edition. Her first book, a collection of poetry. INSCRIBED on first page and on her laid-in business card "to Elaine and Sam, her guardian angels." Very good in pictorial paperwraps (a simultaneous hardback was also published) with minor fading on spine and edges and a little rubbed.

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THE HITLERIAD. A. M. Klein. THE HITLERIAD.
(New York): New Directions, (1944). First edition. In the publisher's "Poetes of the Year" series. "Here in clever, biting verse, is a rousing satirical attack on Hitler and his gang and the things they stand for."--dust jacket flap. Plain stapled paperwraps in printed rust-colored dust jacket. There was a simultaneously issue in boards but this soft cover issue seems much scarcer. Near fine to fine.

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PENTHESILEA: A Tragic Drama. Heinrich Von Kleist. PENTHESILEA: A Tragic Drama.
[New York]: HarperCollins Publishers, (1998). First edition. Translated and introduced by Joel Agee. Uncorrected proof, fine in tan paperwraps. Includes glossy pictorial dust jacket, with drawings by Maurice Sendak.

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THE END OF THE FLIGHT. Burton Kline. THE END OF THE FLIGHT.
New York: The Macaulay Co. (1917). First edition. Near fine in aged and lightly soiled dust jacket with small, internal tape repair and a few shallow chips. Scarce in this condition.

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OSIRIS CHIERICO. Naum Knop. OSIRIS CHIERICO.
Buenos Aires: Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1987. First edition. With a full-page INSCRIPTION from Knop on front endpaper, dated 2-2-89 Washington. One of 1,500 numbered copies (of a total of 1,700). The work of the Argentine artist, with numerous illustratrations, mostly in black and white, but with some in color. Includes several essays in Spanish and English with biographical information. 183 pages, a large quarto. About fine in black cloth and original pictorial dust jacket.

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LONGFIELD: The House on the Neck. Josephine Gibson Knowlton. LONGFIELD: The House on the Neck.
(Providence, RI): Self-published, (1956). First edition. An historical look at the families of Abby and Mark Anthony D'Wolf and their "Longfield" house. Illustrated with 82 black-and-white photographic plates in addition to 2 portraits. Dark green cloth boards, lettering and decoration in gilt, with front cover design of a four-quarter coat of arms representing Gibson D'Wolf and Hastings Marston; endpapers with a picturesque harbor view of the town of Bristol from a watercolor by Louisa M. (Gibson) Pratt. Dust jacket is illustrated with a photograph of the house on the front panel and has printed flaps but is otherwise plain white (unprinted). Very good to near fine with cover showing only the barest wear to the spine ends, back lower corner slightly bumped, previous owner's name at head of endpaper and bookplate on fly-leaf. Interior pages are clear and bright. Dust jacket good-only due to pieces missing along the top edge of the front and spine but otherwise relatively bright and clean.

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