PUCK OF POOK'S HILL. Rudyard Kipling.


London: Macmillan and Co., 1906. 4 pp undated ads. Original red cloth with Ganesha device (elephant-and-swastika) in gilt.

First Edition. This is Kipling's version, in prose and verse, of the adventures of the mischievous sprite Robin Goodfellow (later continued in REWARDS AND FAIRIES). Though the American edition is highly sought for its illustrations (four Arthur Rackham plates), the English one has 20 attractive illustrations by H.R. Millar. The swastika (Indian symbol for peace and continuity) appears both on the front cover and on the half-title verso -- once clockwise and once counter-clockwise.

This is a very good copy (spine slightly faded as usual, just a touch of rubbing at some edges, endpapers cracked). Richards A205; Stewart 306. Item #13531

Price: $145.00