Antiquarian (1913) hardcover book Stalky & Co by Rudyard Kipling. Printed London UK by MacMillan Co.
This hardcover book is complete at 272 pages | hardcover, half-calf | NO dust jacket (printed without dust jacket).
About the title: Rudyard Kipling's Stalky & Co. is a novel about adolescent boys attending a British boarding school. It is a collection of the boys' school stories where juvenile protagonists display a know-it-all, cynical outlook on patriotism and authority. First published in 1899, the novel is set within a school dubbed “the College” or “the Coll.,” is based on the actual United Services College attended by Kipling himself as a boy. The character Beetle, one of the main trio, is partly based on Kipling himself, while the charismatic and eponymous character Stalky is based on Lionel Dunsterville,
Condition of book: In GOOD! antique condition, book shows spots of browning from water damage to both the cloth covers and internal pages. Cloth covers show scuffs and blemishes. Half-calf spine binding shows cracking to the top. Book shows stress to the spine and bine in places. NO! ripped or torn pages in the book, NO! pages completely separated from the bind and NO! dog-eared corners. Book bears several library stamps and library cataloging numbers written to the inside covers and overleaf. Book has spots of water damage to the pages from dampness during storage. All text is clear and legible and internal pages show MODERATE! foxing (please review each of the posted photos for a complete visual of the item). Book contains no illustrations.
Approximate measurements: 7-3/4" x 5-1/2" | hardcover, half-calf binding | complete at 272 pages | no dust jacket
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