The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
Illustrated by Illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling and W.H. Drake
Published by Macmillan & Co., London in 1959 & 1960
Signed Full Leather Binding by The Bayntun Bindery
Binding Details: Beautifully bound in a signed full blue polished calf leather binding by Bayntun with elaborate gilded borders and decorations to the covers and spine, tiled title labels, gilded inner dentelles, ruled boards, raised spine bands, marbled endpapers, and gold gilting to the page ends. The Bayntun binder’s stamp appears on the top of the first free endpaper
Book Details: Originally published in 1894 and 1895, The Jungle Books (The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book) are enduring classics by Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling that are a collection of stories about the adventures of the abandoned cub Mowgli who was raised by wolves. This is the 1959 edition of The Jungle Book and the 1960 edition of The Second Jungle Book published by Macmillan & Co., London that have been bound together into an exquisite one volume edition. The book measures approximately 7.5” x 5”.
Condition Report: The book is in FINE condition with a superficial rub to the back cover. Internally complete and clean with no signs of previous ownership. Overall, a beautiful signed leather binding by Bayntun that does justice to Kipling’s classic work.
Photographs of the binding appear in the photo section of the listing.