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Anthony Smith Books

General stock but specialities include library sets, illustrated books, architecture, biography, history and literature.  Small stock, £10 - £10,000. Private premises, with regular pop-up shops in central London. Visitors welcome by appointment. Very flexible. Catalogues issued occasionally. Pop-up shops held at John Murray's former offices at 50 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BD.

The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book


2 volumes, set. First editions. Original blue cloth, gilt. Dark green endpapers. All edges gilt. The Jungle Book illustrated by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. The Second Jungle Book illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling. The Jungle Book is slightly cocked with a little rubbing and pushing to the spine ends and tips. Darker patch on fly (something rubbed out?). Small ink inscription on prelim, ‘Kalussch 43rd GR_’, probably referring to the 43rd Gurkha Rifles. Some light foxing scattered throughout and a few pages with top corners lightly creased from having been folded down. Slight rubbing to spine ends and tips with light foxing to prelims of The Second Jungle Book but otherwise this is a tight, clean copy in near fine condition. A handsome set.