New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., n.d. [circa early 1900s]. Reprint. Octavo (18.5cm); red diagonally ribbed publisher's cloth, titles stamped in gilt; xxvi,268pp,frontispiece. AEG; spine sunned, bumping to crown and heel; boards mildly soiled and rubbed; ffeps partially sprung, with gift inscription on first ffep. Light foxing and soiling throughout, else Very Good or better.
Mine Own People (1891) is an early compilation of several short stories by Kipling, many of which had already seen publication in the United States due to pirating. This fully authorized volume includes an introduction by Henry James and a brief letter from Kipling himself as he expresses his intentions to curb further piracy of these stories, which include The Courting of Dinah Shadd, Moti Guj—Mutineer, and Without Benefit of Clergy. This particular reprint is from Thomas Y. Crowell's "Waldorf Library" series, as seen and described in a 1905 Publisher's Trade List Annual.