Lot 82[KIPLING, RUDYARD]
DETMOLD, MAURICE and EDWARD. Sixteen Illustrations of Subjects from Kipling's "Jungle Book." London: Macmillan & Co., 1903. First edition. Publisher's green cloth portfolio with design in gilt. 21 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches (54.5 x 39 cm); 16 superb color plates tipped onto card and window-framed as issued, each with captioned paper and tissue guards (separately retained), together with the title and plate list. Portfolio with linen-backed flaps inside worn and creased, but contents overall in very good condition, the plates generally in excellent condition. Housed in a cloth clamshell case.
This work, arguably far and away the best set of illustrations inspired by The Jungle Book, is quite scarce complete as here. It established the brothers Detmold among the foremost English book illustrators of the period. Charles Maurice Detmold died just five years after this publication, though Edward continues to illustrate until his death, by suicide, in 1957. Livingston 106.
C Estate of Joan Twigg
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