Title: Barrack-Room Ballads, Departmental Duties, and The Seven Seas, 1899
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: London, Methuen and Co.; George Newnes
A finely bound trio of early printings of Rudyard Kipling’s Barrack-Room Ballads, Departmental Duties, and The Seven Seas, dealing with the British army and sea voyages. The Ballads contain some of Kipling’s more well-known works, including “Tommy”, “Mandalay”, and more. The Seven Seas contain a similarly themed collection of such poems.
All three volumes are finely bound in half leather, with gilt tooling to the spine with regimental designs, featuring a drum and trumpet in repeat.
Three finely bound volumes in octavo, 208, XIV+189, 230 pages
On note of condition, these volumes are in good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the bindings. The rear endpaper to Barrack-Room Ballads is torn. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout. A very small piece of the upper margin to page 221 is lacking, though no text is obscured.