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Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1894-1895. Two volumes. First editions, first printings. The Jungle Book (1894) is illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling, William Henry Drake, and Paul Frenzeny. The Second Jungle Book (1895) is illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling. Both volumes bound in the publisher's navy cloth, spines lettered in gilt, pictorial jungle images based on artwork by the author's father John Lockwood Kipling stamped to the front boards in gilt, all edges gilt. Both near fine copies, with some minor rubbing to the extremities, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, spine very lightly starting after the preface in The Jungle Book, otherwise both have sturdy spines, a hint of scattered light foxing to The Second Jungle Book, otherwise both have clean and crisp pages. Overall, a bright and very attractive set of the Jungle Books.
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