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Early Kipling

Early Kipling

In fragile paper covers, dating back to the commencement of Kipling’s literary career, the Library is fortunate to possess numbers one to six of A.H. Wheeler & Co’s Indian railway library, comprising a series of short story collections, largely gathered from issues of the ‘Week’s news’ of Allahabad, namely, ‘Soldiers three’, ‘The story of the Gadsbys’, ‘In black and white’, ‘Under the deodars’, ‘The phantom rickshaw and other tales’ and ‘Wee Willie Winkie and other child stories’. The first five of these are second editions of 1889. Number six is a first edition of 1888. Formerly in the possession of John Addington Symonds, they were bequeathed to the University by one of his daughters, Dame Katharine Furse.