AUTHOR: KIPLING, Rudyard
PUBLISHER: London: Macmillan & Co., 1901.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. 1 vol., illustrated, signed by the author on the title page in his typical fashion and dated "10.10.23". Bound in the publisher's original gilt stamped red cloth, top edge gilt, head and foot of spine fine, outer hinges fine, rear inner hinge just starting, front inner hinge fine, bookplate of Alain Raffin additionally noted in pencil "autographed for me on 10/10/23 AR", portrait of Kipling adhered to verso of frontis, housed in a 1/2 red calf slipcase, ribbed gilt lettered spine.
CONDITION: Offsetting to half-title and blank endleaf from old newspaper articles once adhered to them otherwise internally clean and bright, better than that may sound, still a VERY GOOD copy which is very difficult to find signed.