Almost antique (1927) hardcover book Wee Willie Winkle, Life's Handicap & Other Stories. Mandalay Edition published printed in New York, USA by Doubleday, Page & Co.
THIS HARDCOVER BOOK IS COMPLETE AT 364+ PAGES | no dust jacket.
About the book: Wee Willie Winkie & Other Stories is a collection of sixteen of Kipling's short stories most of which were first published in 1888. The stories are grouped into three sections, with a couple of extra stories added at the end together with a short play. The stories mainly belong in the period in which Kipling was in India, with consequent Indian influences. All are well written, but special mention belongs to 'Only A Subaltern', 'The Man Who Would Be King', and 'The Drums of the Fore and Aft' which really were Kipling through and through.
Life's Handicap, Subtitled 'Being Stories of Mine Own People', is a collection of tales 'from all places and all sorts of people' and relate to the world travels of Kipling.
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, all imagery bright and vivid. The last two pages of the book are bound together at the top, the improper cut presumed to be a print error. 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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