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First Edition, Illustrated
The first edition, first impression in the publisher's original cloth binding. Library sticker from Mudie's Select Library to the front board. Charles Edward Mudie's efficient distribution system and vast supply of texts revolutionised the circulating library movement. His Select Library influenced Victorian middle-class values and the structure of the three-volume novel. Frontispiece and 9 further plates of photographs of clay reliefs by John Lockwood Kipling. Collated complete. Kim was first published serially in McClure's Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901, as well as in Cassell's Magazine from January to November 1901, and first published in this book form by Macmillan & Co. Ltd in October 1901. The story unfolds against the backdrop of the Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia, and is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India. 2 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally sound, with a little bumping to the extremities, joints and head and tail of the spine. There is a library sticker and a couple of faint stains to the front board. The hinges are tender but still reasonably firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean except for the odd spot to the first and last few pages and to the fore edge, affecting the occasional page. Offsetting to the front paste down and end paper.
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