London: Macmillan & Co., 1902 First English edition, first printing. Illustrated by the author. Publisher's decorative red cloth designed by an unidentified designer with monogram "KK," with an illustration to the front board of an elephant in a river near a water snake and alligator in white and black, with a decorative animal border of lions and camels to the boards, lettered in white. Near fine, some spotting and light offsetting to the endpapers, light scattered spots throughout the text, a few faint spots to cloth, light rubbing to corners, spine ends, and hinges, former owner's 1902 inscription to the front pastedown, bookseller's plate to the rear pastedown. Overall, a very attractive and pleasing copy. Livingston 267. Just So Stories for Little Children is a collection of twelve short stories that attempt to explain the origins of different animals and phenomena. Specifically, it includes "How the Whale Got His Throat," "How the Camel Got His Hump," "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin," "How the Leopard Got His Spots," "The Elephant's Child," "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo," "The Beginning of the Armadilloes," "How the First Letter Was Written," "How the Alphabet Was Made," "The Crab that Played with the Sea," "The Cat that Walked by Himself," and "The Butterfly that Stamped." Each story is accompanied by a poem also written by Kipling.. Illus. by Kipling, Rudyard. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.
(Inventory #: RK049)
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