London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1902. First Edition. A Near Fine copy of this Kipling highspot. Book with gentle bumping to the top of the spine upper corners and lower rear board. Slight wrinkle in the cloth on the front board. Trivial foxing at the end papers, otherwise text block clean and attractive, with a touch of separation within the text, block. White pigment adhering properly to the binding, indicating that this is likely one of the second issue copies, after remixing the white paint.
A classic work of children's literature, and one of Kipling's most beloved titles. Just So Stories presents the reader with a series of origin stories, including How the Leopard Got its Spots, How the Elephant Got his Trunk, and How the Camel Got His Hump. The book was charmingly illustrated by Kipling himself, who reported that the stories were born of out the bedtime tales that he told his daughter. Near Fine (Item #2353)