A Song of the English
London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d. 1909]. First trade edition. Original blue cloth with front cover pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Large quarto (10 15/16 x 8 5/8 inches; 278 x 219 mm.).  leaves. Thirty color plates (including frontispiece), mounted on leaves with color border decorations. Descriptive tissue guards, each with a miniature line illustration. Pictorial title and fifty-nine black and white line illustrations in the text (half-page or smaller). Title printed in red and black. An excellent copy of the first trade edition.
“This poem originally appeared in The English Illustrated Magazine, May, 1893, prior to its inclusion in The Seven Seas, 1896” (Martindell). It is classic Kipling, beautifully illustrated by Robinson.
Beare 61b. Lewis 215. Livingston 321. Martindell 133 (giving the date of publication as 1913). Stewart 151. (Item #3767)