1899 The Drums of the Fore and Aft; Without Benefit of CLergy
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
This set features two fictional works by Kipling, 'Without The Benefit of Clergy' and 'The Drums of Fore and Aft'. Uniformly bound in the original cloth binding, with a elephant illustration to the front board, both of these volumes are the first U. S. editions. Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a English journalist, novelist, poet and short story writer. Born in colonial India, Kipling spent his school days in England. One of the leading authors of the 19th and 20th century, he is perhaps famous for his novel 'The Jungle Book'. An extremely influential and popular writer, poet Alison Brackenbury once stated 'Kipling is poetry's Dicken's'. In 1907 aged 42 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the accolade. Rudyard Kipling is of course best remember his novel 'The Jungle Book'.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally excellent with minor shelfwear, and rubbing to the spine. Light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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