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Selected items 
from the Rudyard Kipling Collection



KIPLING'S FIRST BOOK      View Images
    Schoolboy Lyrics. Lahore: Civil and Military Gazette Press, 1881. Printed by Kipling's parents in a private edition of 50 copies while Kipling was at School in England. The first page of this copy contains a scroll and flourishes drawn by Kipling himself.


INSCRIBED BY KIPLING'S FATHER    
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    Quartette. Lahore: The Civil and Military Gazette, 1885. The four authors of this work were Kipling's father, John Lockwood Kipling, his mother, Alice Macdonald Kipling, his sister, Alice "Trix" Kipling, and Kipling himself. The verso of the front endpaper is inscribed by Kipling's father to the editor of the Spectator, to whom Lockwood had sent the book for review.


WITH AN ANNOTATION BY KIPLING     View Images
    The Vampire. New York: Mansfield, 1898. Second edition, limited to 500 copies. With a six line poem on the verso of the front free endpaper in Kipling's hand.


MARK TWAIN'S COPY     View Images
     Puck of Pook's Hill. New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1909. Signed "Samuel Clemens, 1910" on front cover.


A FIRST APPEARANCE     View Images
    "The Janeites." in The Story-teller, May 1924. "The first story Rudyard Kipling has written for five years, `The Janeites,' complete within."


PROOF SHEET     View Images
   "The Thousandth Man." Printers proof sheet of the frontispiece holograph facsimile that appeared in Poems 1886-1929. (New York: Doubleday, 1930.


TWO ILLUSTRATIONS     View Images
    Maurice and Edward Detmold. Sixteen Illustrations of Subjects from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (London: Macmillian and Co., Ltd., 1903).


KIPLING'S TRAVEL GUIDE TO GREAT BRITAIN     View Images
    Michelin Guide to Great Britain, 10th edition (London: Michelin Tyre Co., Ltd, n.d.). With Kipling's bookplate on inside of front cover and a notation of the mileage from London to Bath in Kipling's hand in the "Notes" section. Given to A. W . Yeats by Dorothy Brooking, one of the early members of the Kipling Society and wife of J. H. C. Brooking, founder of the Society.


PORTRAIT OF RUDYARD KIPLING     View Images
    Photogravure portrait signed by Rudyard Kipling and the photographers, Elliot and Frye.


CORRECTED TYPESCRIPT     View Images
    "The Maltese Cat," typescript and fair copy. Originally published in the Pall Mall Gazette in June of 1895. Numerous corrections and additions in Kipling's hand.


AN INTERESTING AUTOGRAPHED, ASSOCIATION COPY WITH AN EQUALLY INTERESTING PROVENANCE     View Images
    Alice Kipling and Alice "Trix" Macdonald Fleming. Hand in Hand: Verses by a Mother and Daughter. London: Elkin Mathews, 1902. Pasted to the front endsheet is the original contract, signed and registered, between the publisher and the co-authors, Alice Kipling (Rudyard's mother) and Alice Fleming (Rudyard's sister). This was Trix's personal copy. She later gave it to J. H. C. Brooking, founder of the Kipling Society, who gave it to his wife, Dorothy Brooking, who, in August of 1965, gave it to A. W. Yeats.


FIRST EDITION, EARLY INDIAN PRINTING     View Images
    Soldiers Three. Allahabad: A. H. Wheeler and Co., Indian Railway Library, 1888.


AN INTERESTING ASSOCIATION     View Images
    André Chevrillon, with a preface by Rudyard Kipling. England and the War. New York: Doubleday, Page, and Company, 1917. Inside of the front cover bears the bookplate of Henry Cabot Lodge, senator, historian, and biographer.


ANOTHER ASSOCIATION     View Images
    The Kipling Reader for Upper Grades. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1912. From the library of James McG. Stewart, one of the greatest Kipling collectors and compiler of the Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographic Catalogue (Toronto: Dalhousie University Press and the University of Toronto Press, 1959), edited by A. W. Yeats.
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