1902 Just So Stories For Little Children
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition, second impression of this work, published the month after the first impression.
A collection of children's short stories, a classic of children's literature. The stories explain 'just so' how animals obtained their own distinctive features.
Illustrated with twenty-two plates, and in-text illustrations.
Written and illustrated by Rudyard Kipling, a novelist best known for his influential 'The Jungle Book'.
Stamp of the Grosvenor Hotel to the half-title.
One page of publisher's adverts to the rear.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart, with minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Spine and rear board are lightly faded. A few minor marks to the boards and spine. Hinges are a little strained but remain firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some odd spots. Stamp to page 78. Closed tear to page 203.
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