Original medium blue smooth cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. All edges gilt. Black coated endpapers. Minor rubbing. Some foxing in text, rear hinge just barely starting. Housed in a custom quarter green morocco slipcase, gilt-stamped. Fine and bright copy.
“Kipling’s third attempt to write a long story was made during his residence in the United States, and the background for this novel centres around the deep-sea fishing industry of Gloucester, Mass. The story first appeared in serial form in McClure’s Magazine, November, 1806, to May, 1897, with twenty-five illustrations by I.W. Taber, and in Pearson’s Magazine, December, 1896, to April, 1897, with forty-one illustrations by I.W. Taber and Fred T. Jane. A copyright edition, made up in part from the sheets of the serial and in part from a separate printing, was prepared by the S.S. McClure Co., London and New York. The text differs slightly from the regular edition” (Stewart, p. 149).
Livingston 137. Martindell 68. Stewart 163*.
HBS # 67667 $500