Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1896). Rare and attractive 5th impression of the Jungle Book, a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. The book has very good decorated cloth binding with the great gilt elephants on the cover, with the spine showing minimal shelfwear. Illustrated by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny.
Most of the characters are animals such as Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear, though a principal character is the boy or "man-cub" Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. The stories are set in a forest in India; one place mentioned repeatedly is "Seonee" (Seoni), in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
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