1895 The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling First Edition 1st
This auction is for an original 1895 1ST EDITION! of "THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK" by Rudyard Kipling. Please Note: The title page date of 1895 matches the copyright page date of 1895, making this a TRUE FIRST EDITION / 1ST PRINTING! YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK! The sequel to The Jungle Book, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. All of the stories were previously published in magazines in 1894 5, often under different titles. It is profusely illustrated with 34 ILLUSTRATIONS! by J. Lockwood Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. There are also beautiful vignettes at the start of most chapters. Published in 1895, this book is in GOOD CONDITION! for its age and especially to be 114 YEARS OLD! It is slightly shaken but ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT! and there are NO TEARS! or any markings.
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As an added BONUS!, we are including FREE! with this auction an original 1899 edition of "THE JUNGLE BOOK" by Rudyard Kipling. It is one of the FIRST 50,000 EVER PRINTED!, as stated on the title page.
YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK TOO! It contains a collection of fables using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of "The Law of the Jungle," for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki Tikki Tavi," the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants," the tale of a young elephant handler. Kotick, "The White Seal" seeking a haven for his people where they would be safe from hunters, has been considered a metaphor for Zionism, then in its beginning. Because of its moral tone, "The Jungle Book," came to be used as a motivational book by the Cub Scouts, a junior element of the Scouting movement. This use of the book was approved by Kipling after a direct petition by Robert Baden Powell, founder of the Scouting movement. Akela, the head wolf in The Jungle Book, has become a senior figure in the movement, the name being traditionally adopted by the leader of each Cub Scout pack. "The Jungle Book" was made into a Disney animated feature film in 1967. It was the last movie to be produced by Walt Disney, who died during its production. It was inspired by the stories about the feral child Mowgli from the book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling. The movie still remains as one of Disney's most popular. It contained a number of classic songs, including "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wan'na Be Like You."
Published in 1899, this delightful original book is in GOOD+ CONDITION! for its age and especially to be 110 YEARS OLD! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT! and tightly bound with NO TEARS! or any markings, other than a contemporary ownership signature dated May, 1899. This is a RARE! set of books seldom offered at NO RESERVE! so.GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!