Book Condition: Very Good - Spinefade, minor edgewear. Bright cover art. A thin crack to front hinge, rear shows webbing. All four illustration plates present and bright. Frontis tissue guard intact, toning to edge. A very nice copy with the neatly folded note from the bookseller.
Authors: Rudyard Kipling (1st pub McClure's Magazine 1905)
Cover Artist: Frank X. Leyendecker
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Location: New York
Features: First hardcover edition, March 1909. Dark blue-green cloth, pictorial cover stamped gilt and silver - wonderful depiction of an airship in a cloudy star studded sky. Endpapers, Frontispiece and two other full color illustration plates by Frank X. Leyendecker, and one by H. Reuterdahl. Story, 59 one-sided pages. McClure Magazine extracts pages 61-77 + ads. Ephemera: A typed, hand signed (1950) note from James A. Williams, Books, in Philadelphia to the collector Darrell Richardson, agreeing to a swap. Williams was co-founder of Prime Press, Inc., a Sci-Fi & Fantasy publishing house in Philadelphia.
Interior Artist: Frank X. Leyendecker (Endpapers, tissue guarded Frontis, plates 39, 58); H. Reuterdahl (plate 31)
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