London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1897. First UK edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , viii, , 2-245, ,  (pages of publisher's advertisements, including notices for Kipling's Jungle Book and the Second Jungle Book) pp. Navy cloth stamped in gilt on the front board and spine, all edges gilt. Illustrated with a frontispiece and nineteen additional full-page illustrations, one in-text illustration. Decorations done by I.W. Taber. Livingston 137. Livingston records the New York publication as the first trade edition. The basis for the film starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. Kipling's story takes place in America, and centers around a privileged teenager who gains a new understanding of hard work and the experiences of working class people. Very Good+. Item #00008621
A Very Good+ book with a bookplate on the front pastedown and minor wear to the extremities with only a bit of spotting to the leaves.