Book #22552

The Years Between - 1st Edition

Rudyard Kipling

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [xvi],149, 32 pages
Publisher: London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1919.

Price: $490.00

A rather charming first edition, dark red buckram boards, lettered in gold on spine in almost Fine condition, some isolated foxing spots on rough-trimmed fore-edges, spine ever so lightly sunned, top edges gilt. Many pages still unopened. In the scarce dust-wrapper, with a few minor, closed tears. With 32 pages of Methuen's advertisement, bound in at the end, as required. Richards A320, Martindell 164, Livingston 442, Stewart 434.

This title seems to refer to Kipling's years between the onset of the war in South Africa and the conclusion of the Great War in Europe. The collection contains forty-five poems and a series of epitaphs.

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.