THE NEW ARMY IN TRAINING + FRANCE AT WAR + THE FRINGES OF THE FLEET. Rudyard Kipling.
THE NEW ARMY IN TRAINING + FRANCE AT WAR + THE FRINGES OF THE FLEET.

THE NEW ARMY IN TRAINING + FRANCE AT WAR + THE FRINGES OF THE FLEET.

[Together, three volumes.] London: Macmillan and Co., 1915 (all three). Original pale yellow wrappers (latter two volumes: cream wrappers) stamped in red (and for the latter two, dark blue). Two pages of undated ads in the latter two volumes; in the first volume, the cover serves as title page.

First Editions of all three titles (following only some American copyright copies). At the request of the Ministry of Information, Kipling wrote numerous articles (initially to appear in the Daily Telegraph) dealing with the war then just getting underway. The pieces in the first volume actually appeared in the Telegraph in December 1914, whereas the articles in the latter two volumes appeared between September and December 1915. The latter two volumes also include verse that Kipling wrote for the occasion.

Near-fine condition (scarcely any wear, the slightest of soil). Richards A276 + A280 + A283; Stewart 383 + 387 + 393. Housed together in a modern clamshell case. Item #14433

Price: $250.00

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