INDEPENDENCE [in wrappers and in cloth]. Rudyard Kipling.

INDEPENDENCE [in wrappers and in cloth].

Rectorial Address delivered at St. Andrews, October 10, 1923. London: Macmillan and Co., 1923. Two copies: one in grey wrappers printed in dark blue, and one "large paper" in red cloth printed in gilt.

First Editions, preceding even the American copyright issue. This was the speech that Kipling gave on his inauguration day, having been elected Rector of St. Andrews University in Scotland. This title was later (1928) collected in A BOOK OF WORDS.

The standard copies were bound in grey wrappers; "large paper" copies (though they aren't much larger) were bound in bright red cloth, without dust jacket; here is a copy of each, in fine condition. Richards A343; Stewart 552. Housed together in a modern slipcase. Item #14434

Price: $195.00

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