Book #34337

The Irish Guards in the Great War: Edited and Compiled from Their Diaries and Papers - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Rudyard Kipling

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], ix-xviii, 334; [xiv], 307, [1] pages
Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923.

An attractive set of first American editions in two volumes. Both volumes in Near Fine condition with minor rubbing to edges, paper labels on spine lightly chipped. Top edges gilt. Lacking the rare dust-jackets. Richards A341, Livingston 483, Stewart 504.

Kipling's history of the Irish Guards in World War I recounting details of various engagements. Meticulously researched from primary sources, including several maps ; Vol. 1 & 2.

Price: $260.00

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.