London: Macmillan, 1894, 1895. First editions. A lovely, just about Fine set of Kipling's most beloved work. Both books are very clean and bright, with just minor pushing to the spine ends, slight cocking and matching bookplates to the front paste-downs. The small flaws notwithstanding, an extremely pleasing set. Housed in a custom cloth case with each book in a separate chemise. Case fairly worn.
Based on folk tales and legends that Kipling learned during his childhood in India and written while in Vermont. This work of several inter-related short stories met with huge success upon publication and continues to enthrall readers of all ages to this day. According to Professor Edwin L. Miller, their publication "caused even severe critics of his previous work to admit that he is a writer of inspired genius." Kipling was the first English-language writer, and the youngest ever, to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. about Fine (Item #1747)