BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS and Other Verses

(London: Methuen and Co., 1894).

A VERY HANDSOME BINDING ON KIPLING'S FINE POETRY ON LIFE IN MILITARY SERVICE TO THE BRITISH EMPIRE. It includes GUNGA DIN, one of his most famous poems. Other well known and highly regarded poems included are 'Tommy', 'Mandalay', and 'Danny Deever'. Most of the poems are written in a vernacular dialect which greatly gives life and personality to the songs and verses. Item #29800

A very early printing, the seventh, issued only two years after the first. With a titlepage vignette of a British bugler. 8vo, handsomely bound for Asprey of London in three-quarter red morocco over red cloth-covered boards, the back and corner-pieces gilt trimmed, the spine with gilt stippled raised bands creating gilt framed compartments, gilt lettering in two compartments, a.e.g. xix, 208, 24 [ads] pp. A very fine copy, the binding is very handsome and still as pristine.

Price: $195.00