Title:Soldiers Three, A Collection of Stories Setting forth certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, andJohn Learoyd. Indian Railway Library, No. 1. First Indian Edition, First Issue.
KIPLING, Rudyard. Soldiers Three, A Collection of Stories Setting forth certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, and John Learoyd. Allahabad : printed at The "Pioneer" Press/ (A.H. Wheeler & Co. to front cover), 1888. First Indian Edition, First I ssue (without crosshatching on the barrack doors, with no periods after “No” and “Library”). Pp. (10),-97,(3),(6) of ads,(2). 8vo, illustrated greenish-grey wraps with black lettering to front cover, blank spine, with circular illustration of a pair of boots and a pipe on the rear cover; housed in navy-blue chemise and a full morocco solander case with gilt lettering, gilt decoration, five raised bands. Indian Railway Library, No. 1. Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, 28; Martindell, A Bibliography of the Works of Rudyard Kipling, 1881-1923, 19. Chipping to corners of front cover (affecting lower fore-corner part of border, but not illustrationor text), name inked to front cover, vertical crease to front cover, small soiled spot to fore-edge of rear cover, else very good. 2,200.00