Book #22532

Puck of Pook's Hill - 1st Edition

Rudyard Kipling
Puck of Pook's Hill - 1st Edition

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [x], 306, [4] pages
Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1906.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

First English edition, published concurrently with the first American edition on 2 October 1906. Raised, bright Ganesha device on red cloth. Near Fine condition with lightly bumped bottom tips. Richards 205, Livingston 299, Stewart 306. Lacking the rare dust-wrapper.

Puck of Pook's Hill is a collection of fantasy short stories set in different periods of English history. The stories, which are told to two small children, are narrated by Puck, who is based on the character from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Price: $190.00

Author Bio

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born December 30, 1865, English author and poet, born in Bombay, best known for The Jungle Book.Kipling split his boyhood between the markets of Bombay India and an abusive English foster home. His life of travel and tragedy led to two near nervous breakdowns, but made his creative work accessible to both the aristocracy and the common man. He died on January 18, 1936 as one of the most famous and highly paid writers of his time.

In 1907, Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.