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SOLD - Vintage book The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, RARE old 1932 antique edition illustrated by Kurt Wiese, classic children's story

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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There is no other book like this one.

Note: The binding has been fixed, will put up a picture soon.

This copy of the Jungle Book is special because most of you know the story. There have been many movies made of it (the most recent being the live action version put out by Disney this year and directed by Jon Favreau), many, many editions of it printed since its original debut in 1893, and the name "Mowgli" rings a bell in nearly every ear.

The Jungle Book is absolutely timeless, and arguably the best-known work from the classic author Rudyard Kipling, a necessary addition to any library.

This copy, however, is unique. The green cloth-bound, hard cover is stunning once it is opened to reveal a bright yellow interior with original Kurt Wiese illustrations of a jungle boy riding a Bison with his fist high in the air and hollering ahead a wild war-cry. Though frayed and with fragile (not too fragile, however, it keeps together) binding, this copy has white marks on the front and back, but these blend into the age of the book--they don't distract, but add charm and intrigue. Where did this book come from and what has it seen? Who has read it before now?

Kipling's works are still revered today by casual readers and serious scholars alike, and this copy of The Jungle Book emanates the love the owner has for the author and the lost little boy who grows up surrounded by animals, wild and able to talk with them in chapter after chapter of hijinks and near-death experiences. There is no other work like this one, no other story like this one in existence before it was written and no good equal to it afterwards, and so there truly is no other book like this one. It may have been chewed at the ends by a tiger, or just worn by loving hands reading to children or adults, publicly or quietly in their own rooms. Whatever its history it is the perfect book for someone who wants to run away to the wilds of the jungle and escape reality for a short time, or time and time again.

And here is the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: The Jungle Book
-Author: Rudyard Kipling
-Illustrator: Kurt Wiese
-Format: Hardcover
-Condition: Frayed but still together and wonderful.
-Publisher: Doubleday & Company Inc., Garden City NY
-Copyright: 1893, 1894, and 1932, first printing third edition, first with Kurt Wiese illustrations
-Date published: 1932
-Provenance: Purchased from a wonderful outdoor thrift bookshop nearly five years ago in Connecticut--my favorite place of all time, aside from the magical hills of Ireland and the shores of Galway.
-Pricing: While there are other (many other!) copies of the jungle book online, this one is old and special and this entered into my pricing of course. What convinced me of its worth most is the inside covers, however, and that bright yellow with Kurt Wiese's drawings which litter throughout the book and make it that much more special. Other listings for this item are not pictured or have one sentence describing it, rather than my paragraphs and pictures and details that I try to give to you to make the book real to you before you buy it. This was treasured by me for a long time, and now I know it will be treasured by someone else, and that helped me decide the price. You could go out and buy a modern version, or one of (what seems like) the hundreds of other editions, but this edition stands alone in the rarity of its cover and inside covers, its beauty and weathered grace. Of course its condition, year and comparative listings all helped me price it as well.
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

---

There is no other book like this one.

Note: The binding has been fixed, will put up a picture soon.

This copy of the Jungle Book is special because most of you know the story. There have been many movies made of it (the most recent being the live action version put out by Disney this year and directed by Jon Favreau), many, many editions of it printed since its original debut in 1893, and the name "Mowgli" rings a bell in nearly every ear.

The Jungle Book is absolutely timeless, and arguably the best-known work from the classic author Rudyard Kipling, a necessary addition to any library.

This copy, however, is unique. The green cloth-bound, hard cover is stunning once it is opened to reveal a bright yellow interior with original Kurt Wiese illustrations of a jungle boy riding a Bison with his fist high in the air and hollering ahead a wild war-cry. Though frayed and with fragile (not too fragile, however, it keeps together) binding, this copy has white marks on the front and back, but these blend into the age of the book--they don't distract, but add charm and intrigue. Where did this book come from and what has it seen? Who has read it before now?

Kipling's works are still revered today by casual readers and serious scholars alike, and this copy of The Jungle Book emanates the love the owner has for the author and the lost little boy who grows up surrounded by animals, wild and able to talk with them in chapter after chapter of hijinks and near-death experiences. There is no other work like this one, no other story like this one in existence before it was written and no good equal to it afterwards, and so there truly is no other book like this one. It may have been chewed at the ends by a tiger, or just worn by loving hands reading to children or adults, publicly or quietly in their own rooms. Whatever its history it is the perfect book for someone who wants to run away to the wilds of the jungle and escape reality for a short time, or time and time again.

And here is the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: The Jungle Book
-Author: Rudyard Kipling
-Illustrator: Kurt Wiese
-Format: Hardcover
-Condition: Frayed but still together and wonderful.
-Publisher: Doubleday & Company Inc., Garden City NY
-Copyright: 1893, 1894, and 1932, first printing third edition, first with Kurt Wiese illustrations
-Date published: 1932
-Provenance: Purchased from a wonderful outdoor thrift bookshop nearly five years ago in Connecticut--my favorite place of all time, aside from the magical hills of Ireland and the shores of Galway.
-Pricing: While there are other (many other!) copies of the jungle book online, this one is old and special and this entered into my pricing of course. What convinced me of its worth most is the inside covers, however, and that bright yellow with Kurt Wiese's drawings which litter throughout the book and make it that much more special. Other listings for this item are not pictured or have one sentence describing it, rather than my paragraphs and pictures and details that I try to give to you to make the book real to you before you buy it. This was treasured by me for a long time, and now I know it will be treasured by someone else, and that helped me decide the price. You could go out and buy a modern version, or one of (what seems like) the hundreds of other editions, but this edition stands alone in the rarity of its cover and inside covers, its beauty and weathered grace. Of course its condition, year and comparative listings all helped me price it as well.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by CGFlores85
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 2, 2018
I ordered this as a gift and was very happy with Colleen’s feedback and willingness to help me track down this one of a kind book! It even showed up before Christmas thanks to a speedy delivery despite the short notice. I will definitely be visiting No Other Book Like This again.
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Reviewed by itzjeffduh
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 30, 2017
Great item, great seller, fast shipment!!! The book was perfect, exactly as described. Thanks!
Vintage book classic young adult The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary, famous child/YA author, 1958 special Book Club Edition, RARE cover art

Reviewed by L.M. Biddulph
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 16, 2017
This book is BEAUTIFUL! I was so excited to receive it yesterday, so I could read it over Christmas. I read the abridged version of Thomas Wingfold, Curate over a decade ago and loved it, so I have been looking forward to this so much. Thank you!!!!!!!! :-D
Vintage book Thomas Wingfold, Curate. by George MacDonald, rare edition 1880, famed "Father" of The Inklings including Tolkien and C S Lewis

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

SOLD - Vintage book The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, RARE old 1932 antique edition illustrated by Kurt Wiese, classic children's story

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