London: MacMillan And Co., 1894, 1895. 1st Edition. Original cloth. Duodecimos. 212 & 238 pages. Near Fine. Both books bound in blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spines and upper boards, all edges of textblocks gilt, dark green coated endpapers. The Jungle Book has a prior owner bookplate on front pastedown, shallow bumps to fore corners of upper board and spine ends. The Second Jungle Book has shallow bumps to spine ends and a bit of foxing to a portion of the text. Both volumes have sound hinges and present very handsomely in custom clamshell box.
Kipling's classic collection of stories set in India, featuring the young boy Mowgli and a cast of mostly animal characters that illustrate human nature. Beautiful set of both books in first edition.