London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. Item #01076
1 of 500 Sets Signed by Kipling
KIPLING, Rudyard. Works... London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913-1938.
The Bombay Edition, limited to 500 complete sets signed by Kipling on the half-title to volume one. Thirty-one large octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in; 235 x 160 mm). Printed by R.& R. Clark, Edinburgh from Florentine Press type on hand-made paper watermarked RK on each second leaf.
Handsomely bound in the early 1990's in three quarter tan calf over cloth boards ruled in blind. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively gilt in compartments. Red and green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine set.
"Volume I is signed by Kipling; 1,050 copies of volumes I-XX were printed; 500 copies printed of each remaining volume" (Stewart).
Stewart, p. 572. Livingstone, p. 454-456.