Rewards and Fairies [first publication of "If" poem]. Rudyard KIPLING.

Rewards and Fairies [first publication of "If" poem]

Macmillan, 1910.

First edition, first printing. 8vo. Red boards with gilt titles. Topedge gilt. A very good+ copy. Bright red boards with very bright gilt. Light wear to extremities with no chipping or splitting to cloth. A couple of very small light marks to rear board. Internally complete. Some light spotting to leading edge - internally clean with cracking to front endpaper hinge. No inscriptions. An attractive copy with none of the usual fading to red spine.

Notable for the first publication of the infamous "If" poem. "If you can keep your head when all about you/Are losing theirs and blaming you......you'll be a man, my son!"

Item #101536

Price: £300.00