New York: United States Book Company. Successors to John W. Lovell Company, n.d. . Original maroon cloth, on beveled boards.
First (though pirated) Edition of both the "Barrack-Room Ballads" and the "Other Verses" (not published in England until 1892); first American edition of "Departmental Ditties." The "Barrack-Room Ballads" include some of Kipling's best-loved verse, such as "Gunga Din," "Danny Deever," "Tommy," "Mandalay" and "Fuzzy-Wuzzy."
This copy is in the first binding state, with "Lovell" at the foot of the spine (even though Lovell had been "succeeded" by United States Book Company). The volume is in very good-plus, perhaps near-fine condition (spine gilt less than bright, very light wear at the foot of the spine); the spine is not faded, which is atypical for maroon cloth. Richards A48; Stewart 79. Item #14734