Departmental Ditties and Other Verses [Together with the De Vinne Press 1899 Limited Edition Fascimile].
The Civil and Military Gazette Press, 1886. First Edition. Original Wraps. Printed in tan wrappers designed to resemble a governmental department envelope (with the flap present and intact). Livingston 22. Kipling began working at the age of seventeen as a journalist and editor for the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore and published his first collection of verse, Departmental Ditties and Other Verses, in 1886. Very Good. Item #8150 Light shelf/edge wear, even toning and moderate foxing to wrappers (typical of issue), sporadic penciled marks in textblock, else tight and clean [fascimile shows light shelf/edge wear, inner wrapper split at hinge, outer wrapper and tab flap intact]. Tan printed wrappers, black ink lettering and decorative elements. 10.75x4.25"