By Rudyard Kipling
New York   Doubleday, Page & Company
7.5" by 5" [6], 101, [1pp.]
An excellent first edition of Rudyard Kipling's collection of letters home from Indian soldiers inns literary agent. 1915-16, with the original, scarce dust wrapper. From the library of Kiplin
By Rudyard Kipling

1918 The Eyes of Asia

New York   Doubleday, Page & Company
7.5" by 5" [6], 101, [1pp.]
An excellent first edition of Rudyard Kipling's collection of letters home from Indian soldiers inns literary agent. 1915-16, with the original, scarce dust wrapper. From the library of Kiplin
£195.00
: 0.5kgs / : 895Q12

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First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

First edition.

Bound in the publisher's original cloth, with the original, unclipped dust wrapper. 

Written by English novelist and short story writer Rudyard Kipling, who was born in India, with this country inspiring much of his work.

This work was originally published in American Saturday Evening Post in six parts in 1917, and then published in book form as it is here in 1918.

This collection is comprised of four stories reading as letters home from soldiers in India between 1915-16. The first two stories in the collection, 'A Retired Gentleman' and 'Fumes of the Heart' are told from the view of injured soldiers on the North-West Frontier. 'The Private Account' depicts an Afghan family reading a letter from their soldier son, while the final story, 'A Trooper of Horse' presents a soldier's letter home to his mother in France.

It is suggested that the idea behind these letters is to provide intelligence to those at home, with the framework of the book coming from censored letters written by Indian soldiers.

From the library of A. P. Watt & A. S. Watt of A. P. Watt and Son, literary agent of Rudyard Kipling.

Condition

In the publisher's original full cloth binding, with the original, unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, excellent, with minor shelf wear and a little rubbing to the upper extremity of the board. Dust wrapper is very good, with slight chipping to the extremities and loss to the head of the spine. Slight sunning to the wrap, particularly to the spine, which has darkened. The odd mark to wraps. Internally, firmly bound, with bright, clean pages.

Near Fine

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