Almost antique (1927) hardcover book Plain Tales from the Hills (1886-1887), Soldiers Three and other stories. Volume I of the Mandalay Edition published printed in New York, USA by Doubleday, Page & Co.
THIS HARDCOVER BOOK IS COMPLETE AT 326+ PAGES | no dust jacket. Book contains no illustrations.
About the book: First published in 1888, Plain Tales from the Hills is the first collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. The compilation includes forty (40) stories about British India between November 1886 and June 1887. The title refers to the deceptively simple narrative style and the fact that many of the stories are set in the Hill Station of Simla—the "summer capital of the British Raj" during the hot weather of India. Not all of the stories are, in fact, about life in "the Hills": Kipling gives sketches of many aspects of life in British India. The tales include the first appearances, in book form, of Mrs. Hauksbee, the policeman Strickland, and the Soldiers Three (Privates Mulvaney, Ortheris and Learoyd). Soldiers Three is a collection of short stories involving the three soldiers of Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris, who also appear in the Plain Tales from the Hills collection.
Condition: In EXCELLENT! condition with NO! ripped, torn or missing pages and NO! dog-eared corners or margin notations. The red cloth covers and gold embossed spine show only the most MINIMAL! wear as does the RK embossed onto the front cover. Internal pages, printed on newsprint of the day, show only MILD! foxing. All text is clear and legible. Sewn-in bind is in overall EXCELLENT! condition with some stress beginning to show at the front overleaf section.
Approximate measurements: 9-1/2" x 7" | NO dust jacket
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