Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book illustrated by Maurice and Edward Detmold is for sale. This is the first reprint of the first edition to be illustrated by Edward and Maurice Detmold and published by Macmillan in 1912. This stunning and highly collectable book measures 6 x 8½ inches (approximately).
The original red binding has a stunning gilt decoration to the front board and gilt lettering to the spine. The binding is in Very Good condition with a slight knock to the edge of the front board, wear to the top and bottom of the spine, and fading to the spine.
There are 314 numbered pages with 2 pages of advertisements to the end of the book, top edge gilt, together with 16 colour illustrations by Maurice and Edward Detmold as called for in the list to the front of the book. The pages are in overall Near Fine condition with writing in pencil to the front free endpaper, only small and very occasional marks (very minor and only mentioned for completeness), with the colour plates on glossy paper and are in Fine condition. The tissue guard between the colour frontispiece and Title Page is still present and in Fine condition.
This is an exceptional example of this classic The Jungle Book, which inspired the Walt Disney film, that rarely comes up for sale and is worth adding to any book collection.