KIPLING, Rudyard (author). Maurice and Edward DETMOLD (illustrators). The Jungle Book.

London, Macmillan And Co., Limited. 1908.


8vo. Original red cloth pictorially gilt, top edges gilt, preserved in custom-made red cloth-covered slipcase lettered direct in gilt; pp. [xiv], 3-314 + [ii]; illustrated with 16 fine, and glorious, coloured plates by Detmold; a wonderful, and uncommonly sharp, copy with light external rubbing, internally clean throughout, without inscription, with blank endpapers expertly replaced at front and rear, the bookplate of John and Maggie Phillips to front pastedown, and slight cracking before the frontispiece; increasingly scarce, especially this fresh.

First edition illustrated by the Detmold twins and probably the most popular version of this classic.