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Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909

Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909

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Author: Rudyard Kipling

 

Title: Abaft the Funnel

 

Year of Publication:  1909

 

Edition: U.S. first authorised edition

 

Publisher: Doubleday Page and Company, New York, USA

 

 

Brief Details of this Book:

 

Abaft the Funnel has a brief Author’s Note from Rudyard Kipling that reads as follows:

 

“Messrs. B. W. Dodge & Company have issued without my knowledge or sanction the following odds and ends unearthed from newspaper files of twenty years ago, and therefore unprotected by copyright.  I should never have reprinted them, but Messrs. Dodge’s enterprise compels me to do so.  Rudyard Kipling October, 1909.”

 

Clearly, Rudyard Kipling was very displeased to produce this book, and its controversy makes this Rudyard Kipling first edition of particular importance and interest.

 

 

Condition of the Binding:

 

Abaft the Funnel original grey boards are in Good condition being complete but with fading to front and back boards and to the spine; wear to the top and bottom of the spine; and there are knocks to the corners; but the illustration of the elephant walking through the jungle is still very clear to the top of the front board.  The hinges are broken to the front and back boards, but the whole book is intact, and this is merely cosmetic.

 

 

Condition of the Pages:

 

Abaft the Funnel has 323 numbered pages which are in overall Very Good + condition with age toning to the margins.

 

 

Enlarged Images:

 

Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Front Board
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Spine
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Back Board
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Front Free Endpapers
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Half Title Page
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Title Page
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Contents Page
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Inside Image
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Inside Image
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Inside Image
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Inside Image
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Inside Image
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Inside Image
Rudyard Kipling Abaft the Funnel First Edition 1909 Rear Endpapers