The Jungle Book. With Illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzery . Together with: The Second Jungle Book, with Illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling. -
1894 / 1895 - Macmillan and Co., London - First Edition
The classic collection of short stories, best-known being the three tales revolving around the adventures of the abandoned 'man cub' Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle.
Kipling’s genius as a story teller shines, eloquently weaving morals together with his subtle, multilayered characters to produce some of the most well loved stories of childhood fantasy such as 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', the story of a heroic mongoose, 'Toomai of the Elephants', the tale of a young elephant-handler, and Kotick the ‘White Seal’.
[Stewart 123, 132. Eccleshare 207]