Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling (Macmillan, 1st edition 1910) If
Rewards and Fairies
by Rudyard Kipling
with illustrations by Frank Craig
Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1st edition 1910
Includes the first publication of Kipling’s poem ‘If’.
Hardback – publisher’s cloth with title in gilt to spine and gilt device to front board, page-block with top-edge-gilt. pp xii, 338,  catalogue,  catalogue, plus four b/w plates. 8 x 5.5 inches approx. (205mm x 142mm).
Boards showing some wear and rubbing to extremities, bump to bottom edge of front, lightly bumped to corners; wear and rubbing to spine ends; cloth somewhat dusty and grubby, some loss of colour to spine; gilt to spine dulled. Some splitting to endpaper at front hinge but holding well; endpapers dusty, marked and grubby and with bookplate to front; pages dusty and marked in places, occasional foxing/spotting but generally clean; page corners creased and bumped in places; edges of page-block dusty and age tanned, gilt dusty and dulled to top edge.
Overall, showing wear but not such a bad copy at all.