Book #34309

Abaft the Funnel - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Rudyard Kipling

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [iv], v-viii, 360 pages
Publisher: New York: B. W. Dodge & Company, 1909.

First edition/first Issue in Near Fine condition with lightly rubbed extremities. Binding in deep blue, vertical rib cloth with gold stamped author, title, and publisher as required. Without dust-jacket as issued. The wrapper wasn't introduced until the third issue. Richards 227, Livingston 328, Stewart 324.

Abaft the Funnel is a collection of short stories and one poem published in 1909. The short stories contained within Abaft the Funnel were culled from the pages of the Civil and Military Gazette, the Pioneer and Pioneer Mail, the Week’s News, and the C&MG.

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.