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The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling First Edition

$1,250

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Presenting an extremely rare first edition hardback copy of The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling from 1897. This rare book is in fair to good condition for its age.... Some very minor 'knicks' on the edges of the hardcover and spine. No dust jacket. The Art Nouveau designed olive green cloth cover and gilt work, is still 'pretty good' for it's age. The spine is slightly loose and it has some discoloration through age. The book is a first edition, stating that it was published in 1897 but what makes this copy even rarer is the fact that it also has the copyright date 1896. From our research the first edition was first printed from circa Sept/October 1896, so this printing ‘spilled over’ into 1897. The olive green and gilt version of this first edition is the most sought after!! As an ad, the Book comes with an additional signature on the inside of the front cover (1st Page) namely the signature of the book’s original owner, Lida Calvert Obenchain (otherwise known as Eliza Calvert Hall ... Obenchain being her married name) and dated September 10th 1897. Lida was HERSELF a famous Author at that time, most known for her novel "Aunt Jane of Kentucky' which was highly recommended reading by none other than, President Teddy Roosevelt. You will not find this exact book anywhere else!! A rare first edition of a famous book owned and signed by another prominent contemporary author! The book was published by D. Appleton and Company, New York in 1897, but the first edition was copyrighted in late 1896.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.75 in. (19.69 cm)Width: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Depth: 1.2 in. (3.05 cm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    EngravedPaper
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1897
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. Fair to Good ORIGINAL CONDITION. The spine is slightly loose and it has some fraying to the cover edges. Some minor foxing/discoloration through age.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3978119493622

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