Captain’s Courageous by Rudyard Kipling 1st Edition


Rare and collectable 1897 First Edition

Very scarce- includes dust jacket

In overall very good condition. Some fixing of edges and some browning of pages but excellent for the age.

I wanted to see if I could catch and hold something of a rather beautiful localised American atmosphere that was already beginning to fade…” -Kipling, on Captains Courageous

FIRST EDITION of Kipling’s popular nautical tale, with vivid descriptions of the Massachusetts fishing industry. The basis for the 1937 film starring Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, and Mickey Rooney.

London: Macmillan, 1897. Octavo, original cloth gilt, all edges gilt. With illustrations by I.W. Taber. Book slightly cocked (as often); a few spots to cloth, crease to rear endpaper. Text unusually clean and cloth gilt bright. Without scarce dust jacket.


Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 14 × 2 × 18 cm

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