Lot 40 of 327:
Kipling: Captains Courageous. 1st. Ed.   

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$390
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Captains Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks

Author:
Kipling, Rudyard

Place:
London

Publisher:
Macmillan and Co.

Date:
1897

Description:

viii, 245 + [2] ad pp. Illustrated by I. W. Taber. Original gilt-decorated and lettered blue cloth, all edges gilt. First Edition.

Considered one of the great nineteenth century novels. In 1900, in his essay “What We Can Expect of the American Boy,” Teddy Roosevelt extolled the book and praised Kipling for describing “in the liveliest way just what a boy should be and do.” Livingston 137.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Volume leaning a bit, with rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped; rear hinge starting a bit, foxing to frontispiece and title page with scattered light foxing throughout, early ownership inscription on half title; very good.


 
Item number:
283029
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