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KIPLING, Rudyard.

Thy Servant a Dog

told by Boots, edited by Rudyard Kipling.

Stock Code
104282
London, Macmillan and Co., 1930
£450

A very good copy of the first edition in book form of this 'dog's life' tale by Kipling, comprising three tales, 'Thy Servant a Dog', 'The Great Play Hunt' and 'Toby Dog', as narrated by the Black Aberdeen Terrier Boots, recounting the adventures of himself and his canine friends Slippers, Ravager and Toby, their wars with Kitchen Cat and their incomprehension of the ways of the humans in their lives. Signed by the author on the title.

The additional inscription on the verso of the half-title reads 'Presented to Clarence Winchester who published this story in Cassell's Magazine', with the publisher Macmillan's logo scored through on the same page. The stories were published in that magazine earlier in the year, and it is likely Winchester was the editor at that time.

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Description

First edition, signed by the author on title, with additional inscription in another hand to verso of half-title; 8vo; title vignette and illustrations by G.L. Stampa, 1p. advertisements, a little minor foxing; publisher's mottled blue gilt-stamped leather binding, gilt dentelles and edges, spine slightly sunned, but overall a very good copy.

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