Book #24654

Twenty Poems

Rudyard Kipling

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Small 8vo; viii, 38 pages
Publisher: London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1918.

A charming first English edition in Very Good condition, very light bluish card wrappers with French flaps, top part of front wrapper beginning to separate. Livingston 433, Richards A308.

Although all the poems in the volume had appeared in previous Kipling poetry collections or The History of England, or as separate issues, three poems are here collected for the first time: "The Sons of Martha", "For All We Have and Are", and "The Holy War"

Price: $90.00

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.