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.
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.