Irvington-on-the-Hudson: J. B. Walker / The Cosmopolitan Press, 1895. First printing. Paperback. Complete magazine in original wrappers, 9.75 x 7 inches, iv, (594)-704 pp. + 66 pages of advertisements at rear, profusely illustrated. WITH original 2-color illustrated poster, 18.75 x 11.5 inches. Fore-edge of magazine nibbled, especially lower portion, dampstain to upper inner corner (not visible on covers); poster 2 small chips at top edge, small piece of tape at upper right corner. Overall both items very presentable. Item #21968
The poignant finale to Kipling's iconic story of the wild child raised by a wolf pack and educated by bear, panther, and python: Mowgli's return to civilisation. The first US printing of the story, published as "The Spring Running" in the UK a month earlier in the September 26, 1895 issue of The Pall Mall Gazette and the September & October issues of the Civil & Military Gazette. The story was published the same year in "The Second Jungle Book" (London: Macmillan & Co.; New York: The Century Co. (Livingston #117).