Book #24946

The Seven Seas - 1st Edition

Rudyard Kipling
The Seven Seas - 1st Edition
The Seven Seas - 1st Edition

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [2], vii, 209, [9] pages
Publisher: New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1896.

A handsome first (American) edition, published October 30, 1896, the same day as the English edition. Only predeced by 6 printed copies of the copyright edition on September 9. Richards A92, Livingston 130, Stewart 139. Very Good+ in the light grayish olive, dotted-line cloth, little rubbing along edges, book-plate to front pastedown. Top edges gilt. In the rare light grayish yellowish brown dusts-jacket, gilt lettering and decoration replicating the design on front and spine panels on binding, spotting and light soiling, small chip to front panel.

Rudyard Kipling, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1907, wrote this book shortly after his famous Jungle books and dedicated it to the city of Bombay. Contains 209 pages of poems and ballads of sailing and the sea.

Price: $4,900.00

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.