JUNGLE BOOK

(New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1950]).

A VERY HANDSOMELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF KIPLING'S FAMED JUNGLE BOOK, with illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. The Jungle Book represents a collection of Kipling’s best loved stories for children. The first stories are built around the premise of a human child lost in the jungles and raised by wild animals. Among the noted characters are Mowgli the child, Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear. The beloved tale of Riki Tiki Tavi is also among these enchanting stories.
Grosset and Dunlap's Illustrated Junior Library series provided an unbeatable combination of fine colourplate illustrations, high quality printing and materials, and especially bright and appealing decorated cloth bindings, all at an affordable price. Item #30045

Illustrated Junior Library edition. With ten fine colourplates and numerous black and white drawings throughout the text by Fritz Eichenberg. Tall 8vo, in the publisher's original decorated cloth binding featuring an all-over pictorial colour illustration by Fritz Eichenberg, wrapping around both covers and the spine, the spine panel features a green label simulating morocco, gilt lettered and decorated, and including the original clear acetate dustjacket with lettering in white and black. [vi], 279pp. A very fine copy, with just the lightest touch of the rubbing at the board edges to which this colour screen-dyed cloth is prone. The clear wrapper in very fine shape, the text clean and fresh.

Price: $125.00