Kim. Rudyard KIPLING.


London: Macmillan, 1901. First U.K. Edition. First printing. 16mo (20cm). In original red cloth, titled in gilt on spine, with elephant badge on front, top edge gilt; plain endpapers; 2pp of publisher's ads at rear; [vi], 413, [3]pp; 10 illustrations by J. L. Kipling. With 1901 ownership inscription of George D. Herron and later bookplate of Dartmouth College Library to front endpapers. Bookseller's ticket of Brentano's, Paris, to rear pastedown. A pleasantly bright copy lacking the dustjacket, gently rubbed, front hinge largely cracked but holding: Very Good.

George Davis Herron (1862-1925) was a clergyman, Christian Socialist, and advocate for the Social Gospel and the Socialist Party of America. Four months before the date of this inscription, Herron was defrocked for divorcing his first wife and remarrying. The consequent scandal overshadowed his activity in the formation of the Socialist Party of America, leading him to take his new family abroad (ANB). LIVINGSTON 250.

Price: $500.00

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