First edition, first printing of both volumes. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt illustration to upper board and titles to the spine. All edges gilt. The Jungle Book with tissue-guarded frontispiece, both titles profusely illustrated throughout in black and white. The Jungle Book is a better than very good copy, the binding firm with a few light marks to the lower board, minor wear to the tips of the spine and a little rubbing to the extremities. The gilt remains wonderfully bright and clear. The contents with minor cracking between pp.176-177, a previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown and some very light occasional foxing are otherwise in very good order and clean throughout. The Second Jungle Book is also better than very good, the binding square and tight with just a little rubbing to the extremities; the contents with the same bookplate to the front pastedown and some light scattered foxing are otherwise clean throughout. An excellent, and notably bright, uniform set of the Jungle Books in entirely original condition.
An appealing set of this classic of nineteenth-century children's literature, charting the adventures of the "man-cub" Mowgli and his jungle-dwelling friends.
Stock code: 20169