Copyright 1900, by Mendoza, Ltd.
Photogravure, 305 x 250mm. Foxing, mostly marginal.
(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936), writer and poet. Born in Bombay, he was educated in England but returned to India and worked for the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore. His many publications include Plain Tales from the Hills, 1887, The Jungle Book, 1894, and Kim, 1901. He is unequalled as an observer of the Raj and as a commentator on the duties and obligations of empire. Later in life he settled in Sussex, from which he drew the inspiration for Puck of Pook's Hill, 1906, and Rewards and Fairies, 1910, as well as some of his finest late stories. Long out of favour because of the imperial themes in his work, he is now recognized as one of the major talents of his time. After the 1899 oil painting by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt (1861-1926) in the National Portrait Gallery.
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